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I grew up in Idaho Falls, ID and developed a love for the mountains and all things outdoors from a young age. (I learned to ski at age 2.)

I attended University of Idaho in Moscow, ID where I double majored in math and advertising. (They're basically the same thing.)

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 I'M AN ART DIRECTOR 
 AND CREATIVE EXPLORER 
 WHO LOVES FINDING 
 SMART SOLUTIONS TO 
 INTERESTING PROBLEMS.

 IT'S ME, KRISTA. 

I spent a year living and volunteering in Békéscsaba, Hungary, where I taught English and art at a local school and worked at a day center for adults with disabilities.

I went to grad school at the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA to get better at making ads. 

I'm currently making cool ads at The Escape Pod in Chicago, IL.

EXPERIENCE

 

Art Director | 2021-current

The Escape Pod, Chicago, IL

Clients: a2 Milk, Smithfield Meats, Comet Cleaners, think! Protein Bars, Merrick Pet Care, Zuke's Pet Treats, Tree House Humane Society 

Junior Art Director | 2021

The Escape Pod, Chicago, IL

Art Direction Intern | 2020

The Escape Pod, Chicago, IL

Freelance Art Director & Designer | 2018-2020

Richmond, VA

Clients: Heartthrob Access, Petersburg Wellness Council, MyKaufe

Creative Intern | 2017

MCS Advertising, Idaho Falls, ID

Clients: Bonneville Youth Development Council. Escape the Vape

Awards:  2nd place for Web Video Campaigns at the Idaho Falls Ad Awards

ODD JOBS

 

Cook

Did everything from making meals for groups of 200 to teaching preschoolers how to make cupcakes. Luckily, never had to make food for 200 preschoolers.

Day Center Assistant

Tried to learn Hungarian because no one spoke English. Became fluent in hand gestures and Google Translate.

Math Tutor

Helped a lot of people find x.

Camp Counselor

Performed skits and chased children through the mud.

Camp Hand

Raked toilets. They were named Clive.

EDUCATION

 

VCU Brandcenter | 2020

M.S. Business: Branding and Art Direction

University of Idaho | 2017

B.S. Advertising and Mathematics