Downtown Denizen: Kellie Kroplinski

Downtown Denizen: Kellie Kroplinski

Kellie Kroplinski
Owner, Art Box Designs

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I met my husband online in the late ’80s before they had “online match sites.”

If you won $100 million, what would you buy first?
A world cruise for my family and friends.

If you had to choose just one place to vacation every year for the rest of your life, where would it be?
San Francisco, near my daughter and her family.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
The store “Art Box” at Container Park.

If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you?
Susan Sarandon.

If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
I’d teach families who are struggling with little money how to shop and make nutritious food for themselves.

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
I managed a pool hall, sold medical supplies, and was a graphic designer.

Do you have a favorite quote or saying that inspires you?
“Everything happens for a reason.”

If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?
Detective. I’d love to get paid to snoop on people.

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
I’ve always had a soft spot for Adrien Brody.

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Amazon. I already get regular deliveries weekly.

If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?
Everyone has insecurities, and they are probably worse than yours.

What weapon would you carry during the Zombie Apocalypse?
A big gun that only shoots Jello.

What is your favorite downtown venue?
Container Park.