Posted on November 23 2017
Tell us about yourself? My name is Christian Anderson and I am a freshman at the University Wisconsin Lacrosse in Wisconsin. Growing in Madison I was always used to the cold temperatures and when my family to vacations to the ocean I was always so amazed. I love the ocean. Being Native Hawaiian every time I go to the ocean I feel at home. This is why things like surfing come so natural to me. Although I don't live on the coast I plan to some day. With my own clothing brand, I have experience with marketing tropical products to my peers. When I made a logo for my album art and put that on a hat (it had palm trees and a surfer dude) I sold over 300 hats in the next 3 months right from my backpack at school. There wasn't a day where I didn't see my hats around the school. My biggest peak of interest is hop hip music. At 16 years of age I started producing, writing and mixing my own music and by the age of 18, I was verified on Spotify. Through Spotify, Soundcloud, Instagram, and Twitter I have built a following for my music. With over 50,000 streams on my top song on Spotify, I don't plan on slowing down soon. Having the following I do would help you guys get seen by people who wouldn't normally know your brand. I love meeting people, hanging with friends and spending time getting to know new people. I am very outgoing, unafraid to be in front of an audience (I have played concerts for over 300 people at a time).
What part of USA Palm peaked your interest? Being a Hawaiian native anything tropical catches my eye. When your owner followed me on Instagram( good job btw it worked lol) I decided to take a look at your brand. I fell in love right away with the motto of Palm Life and the bright colors and logos on the products you have. Having clothes with the tropical vibe is really meaningful to me because it reminds me where I came from and it reminds me that I can still live that way despite being close to the ocean. It makes me miss the ocean but it also brings back fond memories. Making a clothing brand is a form of art to me just like music. Making a shirt or a hat is an art. It can express so much with symbols, artwork, and colors. For me, it expresses where I came from and where I want to be.
How do you Enjoy the Palm Life? I enjoy the Palm Life by living comfortably and relaxed in the moment and where I am. Your logo gives me a feeling that I long for. I long to be on the beach and I live this every day. I feel relaxed, stay positive and look forward to the next thing. I try to make that feeling come alive where I live. I often spend time boating, hiking, mocking, fishing and creating music with my friends all while trying to find that relaxed feeling. The world is so beautiful and needs to be explored. That's the palm life. Stay relaxed in life. We spend too much time being worried and busy. The palm life is about taking a breath and just enjoying life and making memories. I mean that's what your brand was founded on.
What sports or activities do you participate in? Here on campus, I am a part of Cru which is a campus or organization which encourages students to live positively. I grew up playing basketball and golf but I no longer play those as my music and studies take up most of my time now.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Why? Hawaii. Period. Without a doubt. Specifically Maui. The beaches are so pretty there. It's where my heart belongs. It's where I was made. I miss it so much. The long beaches and the people surfing and chilling downtown by the boardwalk. I miss the sea turtles and the dolphins. I miss my surfboard. My family took a two week trip to Kaui and Maui a few years ago and I was so overwhelmed with its beauty. I live life to go back there.
Why do you think you are a good USA Palm Ambassador? I would be a great ambassador because I am on a platform with fans that follow me and my music and I also have experience marketing clothes. I currently have relationships with two clothing brands that I promote through social media. Blessed Apparel is my latest partnership. I have experience taking amazing pictures and I know how to sell products through working my own clothing brand. Just put it in my hands Logan I got this.
What else should we know about you? IM TRYING TO GET YOU CLOUT LOL
How will you make the Palm Life better? For me, it's not about how I will make the Palm Life better but it's how I will make people's lives better by experiencing the Palm Life. I want people to know that they can take a moment and relax and enjoy life. That's the palm life. I'm really good at doing this and I want others to learn how also. I want them to love life. I want my fans, peers, family, and anyone I cross paths with the know the Palm Life. To know what it means to take a moment to relax and cherish that moment. I want more people to love the life they live. Palm Life.