who we are

AND collaborative is a bespoke furniture and studio photography business in Denver, Colorado. Started as a project between Kraig and Kristen, two friends from high school with a multitude of interests, including design & photography & building & art, we outfit businesses and homes with beautiful handmade furniture and goods. We then capture these spaces and goods in equally beautiful images on location or at our in-house studio to showcase on websites and walls. Drop by our home at Backyard on Blake in RiNo to see what’s possible for your home or business.

 

our team

We are a bespoke furniture and studio photography business in Denver, Colorado. Started as a project between Kraig and Kristen, two friends from high school with a multitude of interests, including design & photography & building & art, we outfit businesses and homes with beautiful handmade furniture and goods. We then capture these spaces and goods in equally beautiful images on location or at our in-house studio to showcase on websites and walls. Drop by our home at Backyard on Blake in RiNo to see what’s possible for your home or business.

 

 
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kraig weaver

Kraig is co-owner of AND. He is a former engineer gone rogue. Having graduated from Colorado School of Mines and working for three years as an engineer, Kraig longed for the days when he could be more creative. Early on, inspiration set in when he designed scale models of furniture and sculptural pieces in high school. He decided to leave his office job behind and create AND, a company for everything that could be dreamed up. Kraig now spends his time working with clients, designing products and building furniture that brings brands and spaces to life.

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kristen rodgers

Kristen is co-owner of AND. She is a commercial photographer specializing in product, architecture, and lifestyle photography. After studying photography at Texas Tech University and later at the Hallmark Institute of Photography, she became the Director of Photography at an international product development start-up in Manhattan. There, she spent four years managing an in-house photography and retouching team before deciding to head back west and rediscover her love for working with her hands. You can now find her in the shop building furniture or shooting products in AND’s commercial photography studio. 

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dan hudak

Dan started working at AND at the beginning of 2017. He is an east coast transplant who moved to Denver for his love of the mountains and outdoor lifestyle. Having spent most of his early career as a veterinary technician, Dan decided to follow his childhood passion for craftwork and transition into building custom furniture. Now, he revels in the fact that every day is unique and consistently challenging at AND. When he’s not working, you can find Dan snowboarding in the winter and rafting and camping in the summer.

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loretta

Loretta is AND's official shop dog. She enjoys chewing on wood, chasing reflections and giving high-fives for treats. She is a husky and blue heeler mix, and gives lots of kisses. 

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michelle griffin

Michelle is originally from southeastern New Mexico and comes from a large family of brothers and sisters. She has worked a wide range of jobs before working at AND, including meatpacking, law enforcement dispatch, entrepreneurship, and insurance sales. Having been blessed with with two amazing boys, a daughter-in-law and a grandpuppy, Michelle moved to Colorado in 2012 to be closer to her family. Now she works with her hands, building custom projects at AND.

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kameron weaver

Kameron was recruited by AND as a short-term builder as he is transitioning into an exciting endeavor of owning and running a distillery. After attending the Colorado School of Mines and working as a software engineer, he recently became a furniture builder, because he loves seeing a pile of wood and metal take shape into a piece of furniture. Similarly, he’s looking forward to turning fruit and grain into finely distilled spirits. When he’s not building, he enjoys heading up to the mountains, climbing fourteeners, snowboarding and taste-testing competitor’s liquor.