Kristin is an art and creative director currently teaching design and illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). She spent the past eight years as art director for Bitch Media, an independent media organization whose mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and pop culture. Her work with nonprofits and values-driven organizations proves that thoughtful design drives readership, builds community, and makes a difference.
In addition to her personal practice, Kristin is a former vice president of AIGA Portland (the professional organization for design). She has worked with a range of sustainable design and design community initiatives for a variety of clients, including AIGA Portland's SHIFT, the sustainability team (established in 2008, now part of their social change project Design for Good), and the Exploregon zine project; Worldstudio's Urban Forest Project; and Design Week Portland.
Her background leading the global design team for leadership development consulting firm Oliver Wyman sparked an interest in cultivating creative talent. She believes that vulnerability, self knowledge, and calculated risk-taking contribute to a climate of innovation.
As assistant professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Kristin runs the senior studio in the illustration department, moonlights in various communication and collaborative design courses, and mentors thesis students.