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About the artist

Hi, I'm Christina

Visual Aritst   |   Art Director   |   Designer  |   Installation Artist

I was born in Northern Virginia with an innate desire to chase my creativity and curiously dive deep into my passions of art, culture, and nature. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, I chose to specialize in Graphic Design while also studying Industrial Engineering and Advertising/Business. Afterwards, I moved to Los Angeles to chase sun-filled days and put my education into practice, which fortunately also allowed me to grow an extensive artistic portfolio. Between my professional careers, establishing my own non-profit art collective, participating in art shows/gallery exhibitions, traversing the globe, and constantly learning, I’ve been inspired to love a wide spectrum of professional talents that have turned my passions into true skills. I have been fortunate enough to explore and excel in creative paths such as graphic, experiential, and production design, as well as motion graphics, photography, visual art, and installation art. I am fueled by creating and make sure to incorporate it into my daily life.

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Work Experience
Freelance Creative at Christina Creates

7/2015 – Ongoing  |  Remote

Handled all project management aspects, client relations, planned creative strategies, and coordinated timelines/budgets. Clients ranged from media, entertainment, and marketing agencies to companies in the event, fashion, retail, politics, food, and music industry. A few key project tasks included:

  • Making commissioned installations, fine art, and production art for retail spaces and sets
  • Developing comprehensive brand identity packages for clients – logos, packaging, etc.
  • Designing digital, print, websites, books, and motion graphics for a variety of industries
  • Directing, shooting, styling, and editing images for commercial photoshoots
  • Creating set decorations/props and styling shoots for music videos and film sets
Art Director at WeRiise

2/2022 – Present  |  Remote

  • Develop brands: naming, brand aesthetics, logo, website, packaging, and social graphics
  • Brand research and analyses for clients with existing brands
  • Design sales material, client presentations, and pitch creative proposals
  • Write copy for marketing materials, digital content, and creative briefs
  • Handle all client-facing conversations and coordinate all external production procedures
  • Develop project budgets and timelines while managing a team of four creatives
  • Assist with photoshoot art direction, styling, set design & photo retouching
Art Director at Wagstaff Media

12/2019 – 1/2022  |  Los Angeles, CA + Washington D.C. + Remote

  • Conducted analysis’ to develop or refresh a brand as well as its physical space
  • Designed art and led the collaborative creative efforts for our clients’ events and/or interior decor projects at hotels, restaurants, bars, visitor centers, and mixed-use spaces
  • Provided designs and direction for environmental graphics, exhibit designs, branding assets, Sales tools, digital and print content, social media graphics, and photoshoots
  • Reviewed projects and managed a team of designers, developers, and photographers
  • Designed and maintained the creative and back-end elements for all client websites
  • Client-facing account manager who assisted with new business efforts
  • Managed RPFs and determined projects pricing, objectives, timelines, and deliverables
Design Director at Audacy/CBS Radio

3/2018 – 12/2019  |  Los Angeles, CA

  • Created experiential installations, wayfinding signage, print materials, and media backdrops for entertainment venues, concerts, sets, pop-up events, and music videos
  • Developed visual brand identities for marketing campaigns, events, and music festivals
  • Art directed and designed digital/print/motion graphics, key art, and social media content for eight radio stations, two apps, and over twenty podcasts
  • Managed project development, timelines, deliverables, and coordinated a creative team
  • Implemented a new design workflow/project management system for 300+ employees
  • Concepted, built, and pitched creative presentations to internal teams as well as clients
Content Creator at Panda Studios

1/2017 – 3/2018  |  Los Angeles, CA

  • Planned, coordinated, directed, and/or photographed both our photo and video shoots
  • Built multiple sets and managed our large-scale studio facility (15,000 sq. ft.)
  • Styled shoots and props for set decor and handled prop buying and prop organization
  • Designed digital, print, and branding projects for 40+ renowned global clients
  • Implemented and monitored social media accounts, content calendars, and live content
  • Hired models/actors and conducted the location scouting/booking for upcoming shoots
  • Edited final image selects and created short video reels
Lead Production Artist at Trusted Media Brand

9/2014 – 10/2015  |  Culver City, CA

  • Conceptualized, designed, and animated creative assets for video and tv show content, social media platforms, YouTube, and additional marketing material
  • Aided in the consultation, branding, and design process for all new digital brand developments and for all new branded YouTube channels and social media content
  • Designed exhibits for trade shows and advertising graphics (printed) for in-person events
  • Assisted on set with production art, set design, filming, lighting, and photography
Graphic Designer at Hallmark Labs
Work Experience

9/2013 – 9/2014  |  Santa Monica, CA

  • Art directed, designed, animated, and wrote large batches of eCards – Initiated, created, and managed three self-initiated card collections for Hallmark Cards
  • Photographed images sourced for the eCard design assets
  • Managed a team of 10+ local and international freelance designers – Produced live-action, stop motion, and time-lapse shorts
  • Assisted on film sets with decor, art buying, prop making, and installation creation
  • Scouted film locations and shot behind-the-scenes photography for the movie/tv show

Work Experience
Installation Art at Earp's Ordinary

4/2022

  • Created a holographic 12 ft. guitar constructed out of 100+ recycled cd’s and vintage records
Display Artist at Fairfax Artwalk

4/2022

Featured Artist with The Passion Projects LA

3 gallery exhibits throughout 2019

Featured Artist at Obscured

2019

Featured Artist with RAW Arists

8 gallery exhibits between 2018 – 2019

Featured Artist with Artfonfa

2 gallery exhibits throughout 2018 – 2019

Installation Artist at The Sculpture Garden

2017

Skills

Software Knowledge

  • After Effects
  • CAD
  • Canva
  • Figma
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • SketchUp
  • XD

Creative Focuses

  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Concept Development
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Experiential Design
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design (Print & Digital)
  • Installation Art
  • Photography (Shoot, Edit & Direct)
  • Product Design
  • Prop Making
  • Set Design/Decoration
  • Social Content Creation
  • Motion Graphics

Professional Platforms

  • Clickup
  • Constant Contact
  • Duda Web Builder
  • Google Workspace
  • MailChimp
  • Microsoft 365 + Teams
  • Outlook
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Wordpress
  • Zoom
Testimonials

Client reviews

Art Direction & Design

“Christina is all around amazing. The level of care and attention to detail she applied to everything she touches is unparalleled. She intuitively captures exactly what I can't articulate. She will work with you step by step to ensure your vision turns into fruition.”

Zachary Sanders

CEO, Convergent Arts

Design Quality

“I tell you what, there has never been a creative solution yet that Christina hasn't been able to provide for our agency.”

Laura Morton

Creative Director, Airmiga

Installation Art

“We couldn't be more proud to have her art on our wall. It's a focal point of the establishment and becoming quite the local attraction!”

Stacey Rickson

Restaurant Manager

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