Creative Ambitions

Welcome to the portfolio of Kari Christie. Learn more about my experience, education, and design philosophies.


Selected Work

Good design helps good products reach their full potential. I strive to create designs that are engaging, effective and useful through a blend of art and science.


Christie Creative

Our creative packages are uniquely equipped to figure 
out how a kit of parts can become something more. Let us tie together the whole package. Acquire design services with Christie Creative.


Inspiration, Freshly Pressed

Visit my blog to learn more about the online community I use to stay current and draw inspiration from.


After working in the design industry for over a decade in both print and digital capacities, I’ve found that I thoroughly enjoy a focus on UI/UX design. My design aesthetic is minimalist and purposeful. In order to achieve clean, dynamic experiences I prefer to stay tightly aligned to brand guidelines and rely on strategic user testing in order to continuously edit and simplify designs.

At a glance

  • 10+ years experience in design.
  • Sophisticated design aesthetic that lends well to multiple platforms.
  • Management experience of versatile design/development teams.
  • Exceptional branding, infographic and typography skills.
  • Master’s graduate with multidisciplinary academic history (information technology and fine arts).

Able to

  • work under stress to meet project deadlines with high attention to detail.
  • carry production process from concept to production.
  • conceptualize as well as design data heavy content.
  • take direction well and work with dynamic team structures.
  • coordinate closely with project managers and business analysts to align to timeline and budget requirements.


Professional Experience

Education & Research

Arizona State University (UTO)
Development Design Lead
Tempe, Arizona
04/14 – Current

The James Agency
Graphic Designer
Scottsdale, Arizona
06/13 – 02/14

Arizona State University
Master of Science in Technology
Graphic Information Technology
01/13 – 03/15

Thesis | The Implementation of Web Standards to Improve Arizona State University’s Digital Ecosystem

Tiny Prints/Shutterfly, Inc.
Production Designer
Tempe, Arizona
09/11 – 06/13

The Daily Evergreen
Graphics Manager
Pullman, Washington
05/09 – 01/11

Washington State University
Bachelor of Arts
Fine Arts
08/06 – 12/10

Washington State University
Bachelor of Arts
Digital Technology & Culture
08/06 – 12/10

Student Computing Services
Graphics Coordinator
Pullman, Washington
08/08 – 05/10

SeaProducts West, Inc.
Graphic & Web Designer
Bellingham, Washington
04/06 – 09/11

Washington State University
Professional Writing
08/06 – 12/10

Aberystwyth University (UK)
Computer Science
Fine Arts
01/11 – 05/11

Recent Work

I strive to fuse new technology with traditional techniques to produce simple and memorable experiences. My experience in visual arts and information technology enable me to architect meaningful design concepts that clarify brand identities, create emotive experiences, and foster longstanding consumer preferences.

Inspiration, freshly pressed

Data Visualization Resource

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Definitely keeping this data visualization resource in my back pocket. #UI #UX #Data The 38…

Sleek UX Concept for Tesla Instrument Dashboard

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Sleek #UX concept for #Tesla Instrument Dashboard Tesla Instrument Dashboard | From up North This…

Creative Korea

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Artfully done. #CreativeKorea Creative_Korea | From up North This was posted on Google+

Into the Wild by Viraj Nemlekar

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This color palette though. Into the Wild by Viraj Nemlekar. #Illustration #Poster #GraphicDesign #IntoTheWild Into…