About me

CHRISTINA WHO?

I’m an award-winning Washington, DC-based graphic designer and creative director with more than 12 years of experience in design for print and screen. I excel in deadline-driven environments and am accustomed to working under strict budgets to achieve top-notch results.

As Creative Director at Connections Media, a full-service digital agency, I manage a talented team of interactive designers, and together, we conceptualize and design innovative solutions for web, print, branding, infographics, and more for our advocacy, non-profit and corporate communications clients.

Over the past 12 years, I've worked at a top orthopedic hospital, a major publishing/media conglomerate, a tattoo magazine, and a medical non-profit, and have freelanced for clients such as LG, Goose Island Beer Co., Western Digital.

I believe that great design is firmly in the details – they're not just the finishing touches of a website, identity project, publication, or infographic, they're what create a unique, engaging and memorable experience. I'm passionate about creative problem-solving and love to collaborate with, inspire, and be inspired by other designers.

 

Despite not formally discovering graphic design until mid-way through my (decidedly non-design) undergrad degree, I'm pretty sure I was destined to be a designer – I was the weird little kid making and filling out paper deposit forms to play "bank," forging paper menus to play "restaurant," and creating commercial furnishings order forms for a rousing game of "hotel start-up." None of this seems normal, but I still do really love to design a good form.

SELECTED CLIENTS & PARTNERSHIPS

I've worked with and created for clients such as:

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
ATP World Tour
AstraZeneca

Bloomberg Philanthropies

FIFA

Foodlink
Goose Island Beer Co.
JDRF
LG

Major League Soccer
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
NBC News Education Nation

Pearson

PhRMA

ThunderBeast Root Beer
Western Digital

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
World Bank
Xerox

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

WEBBY AWARDS

2018 Nominee: Website – Movies & Film

 

ASTER AWARDS

2015 Gold Winner: Website Advertising – Series

2014 Gold Winner: Meeting & Event Materials

2014 Bronze Winner: Calendars 

2013 Gold Winner: Annual Report Design; Publication Design

2013 Silver Winner: Newsletter Design

 

APEX AWARDS FOR PUBLICATION EXCELLENCE

2015 Winner: Magazines, Journals & Tabloids (Print); Print Media (Special Purpose)

2014 Winner: Special Purpose Print Media; Event & Meeting Campaigns

2013 Winner: Special Purpose Brochures; Manuals and Reports Magazines and Journals (Print)

2012 Winner: Meeting & Event Materials

2011 Winner: Best Redesign

AMERICAN HEALTH & WELLNESS DESIGN AWARDS

2014 Winner: Annual + Corporate Reports; Invitations + Announcements; Brochures + Collateral

AMERICAN INHOUSE DESIGN AWARDS

2014 Winner: Annual Report Design; Publication (Special Purpose) Design; Newsletter Design; Brochure Design; Calendar Design

2013 Winner: Annual Report Design; Newsletter Design; Brochure Design; Announcements/Invitation Design; Calendar Design

 

PR DAILY CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS

2016 Honoree: Best Infographic

CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS

2011 Silver Winner