Christina
THEDesigner

● Print Design, ● Web Design , ● SEO, ● Social Media Management, ● Information Design, ● Graphic Design , ● Craftmaker, ● Gamer, ● Jack of All Trades

A little about me


I love art and technology so I wanted a job that would incorporate the two. I began my graphic design career back in the days of Flash, Dreamweaver, and Quark. Since the program I completed in art school was heavily focused on print design, I was left to my own devices as far as web design. I'm no stranger to the learning process and love that in this career I will always constantly be learning something new. The challenge is to stay ahead of the trends and catch on to what is up and coming as well as cutting edge. I studied HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap, Python and Ruby through Codecademy, Udemy and other online resources. I consider myself a visual person and a visual learner. YouTube has been a great resource to support my learning approach. Currently I belong to Girls in Tech Seattle, Girl Develop It, Learn to Code Seattle, Seattle JSHackers, Women who Code, and Seattle WordPress Meetup Groups.

My skill set includes Adobe Suite (PhotoShop, InDesign, AfterEffects, Illustrator), HTML5 / CSS3, WordPress, Web Design, Print Design, Bootstrap, Proficiency on cross platforms both Mac and PC, GitBash, GitHub, BitBucket, Current coding languages I'm learning include Javascript, Python and Ruby.

Besides my professional and creative career, I've been into GAMING since I was 5 years old. My first system being a 8-bit NES, I now have an impressive collection of games. Technology of gaming has just blown me away from where we started to where we are now. Being born in the 80s I was around at the beginning of the gaming revolution and I'm very eager to see how interactive gaming and the entertainment industry in general will use technological advances to further our experiences.

What I can do for you.

My services are available for print design, web design as well as an array of custom work. From charcoal portraits to centerpiece design each job is different. I offer packages for weddings, web design, and print design. Please feel free to share your ideas and don't hesitate to ask for a quote. I'm available for contract work, part time and full time roles.

Print

Print design can be anything conventional such as trade show materials to stationary, logo design, etc. Unconventional print projects are welcome as well!

Web

Whether you'd like the flexibility to update it on your own with WordPress or want it fully maintained you have options.

Custom

Conceptual Ideas, drawings, knitting and crafts. If you have an idea you need help with or have a project in mind let's discuss it! Also feel free to check out my wedding website where I offer packages from invitations to custom wedding websites. I also do centerpieces and faux bouquet arrangements.

Conceptual Print Design

Give your print design more than just a pretty face. Give it meaning. A business is more than just a facade. Designs that represent your business should reflect that too.


Web Design

A website is essential today as it is the face of your business. Just how important is having a website? Have you ever found yourself searching for a restaurant online? Do you use Google? The average person spends 24 hours a week online. 90% of people use a variety of devices. Make sure your website is responsive and a representation of who you are as a business.


Custom

I'm an artist for hire. I've made cat beds, charcoal portraits, jewelry, scarves, just an array of many projects. Also since planning my own wedding I'm interested in assisting with creative ideas for display and themes for weddings, parties and special events. If you have an idea please feel free to connect!


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My blog excerpts



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    Timeless

    Recently I was reading some articles on what makes good design. While most of the articles were about visual attributes like positive and negative space, color usage, typography, etc., one article listed instead the qualities of good design. One quality on the list that I thought was curious enough to write about ...

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    When FTP won't do

    If you're like me you like to make visual connections to help you learn new things. My tutorials are targeted for designers like me stumbling through the world of coding. You don't have to be a designer to benefit from this tutorial. Some people learn in different ways and hopefully this helps somebody out there.

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    Life's A Glitch

    I had to get something off my chest. I’m playing Apotheon looking for Poseiden’s trident. All of a sudden some hog man hybrid threw me into a wall. Now I’m stuck there. But that’s not the first game I’ve played that’s been glitchy where I’ve been stuck in a wall. This also happened to me with Darksiders 2 ...

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    Nostalgic RETROspective

    A couple of days ago I was subjected to something that hurled me backwards into time. I have been a gamer since I remember. I was even an avid watcher of video game cartoons. I found Legend of Zelda the animated series on TV. I wonder if any of you remember this gem?

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    Lords of the Fallen (followup)

    I started playing Lords of the Fallen. The title sequence was eye-catching but the controls and the play seemed not as cohesive to me. With Bloodbourne, even after taking a break for a couple of months, I fell back ...

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    First time

    My first system? NES. My first game? Super Mario Brothers. My first villian? A goomba. This one here. It was painful remembering how long it took me to get through the first level. I played over my cousin’s house watching her play ...

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Drop me a line

Address

Kirkland, WA

Phone

206.751.5391