Hi, I'm Kristi - a senior level designer with a passion for creating dynamic visual content to strengthen brand experiences. I want to bring your creative vision (or lack of) to life! I have extensive creative experience for Canadian-owned businesses and have freelanced for some of Australia’s most elite companies. I specialize in branding, print and advertising-based creative with a strong background in concept development - fresh new ideas are my thing!
I'm a UBC graduate with a BFA degree, majoring in photography & digital media. I have directing/studio experience, captured photos on film sets and with worked with brands to capture that 'magical moment' for my clients. My background in photography has been an asset, allowing me conceptualize designs from all creative angles.
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"Her attention to detail & organization skills constantly amazed me."
Kristi is an incredible Senior Designer, always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done! Her attention to detail and organization skills constantly amazed me. She is creative (well researched, great rationales, and always a little unexpected), smart (especially with her time management), and a great mentor to the more junior designers. She would be an awesome addition to any team.
DAVID BÉLENGER // CREATIVE DIRECTOR
"Her designs are exceptional, her attitude is terrific & above all she is a pleasure to work with."
Kristi joined the Globus family of brands on a contract to help us through a very busy period both in our digital environment and offline marketing. We challenged Kristi to deliver visual content through a number of our channels, website, brochures, offline travel agent communications (flyers, posters) and internal communications. Kristi hit every deadline and her output was exceptional.
We were so impressed with Kristi and her ability we gave her our biggest trade event to design, Super Tour. Super Tour is a reward to our top performing travel agent partners, we produce a series of teaser communications to push agents along to sell the most of our products and earn themselves a spot on a dedicated reward tour (somewhere in the world). Kristi put all of the designs together for all of our channels (online and offline), she came up with the theme, look, feel and left us with a series of mood boards that we can use moving forwards.
Her designs are exceptional, her attitude is terrific and above all she is a pleasure to work with.
CHRIS FUNDELL // NATIONAL MARKETING MANAGER
"Exceptional creativity, an impeccable eye for detail & a fresh perspective..."
Exceptional creativity, an impeccable eye for detail and a fresh perspective are a few of the many things Kristi brings to the table. She's confident and strong when working alone, but also loves collaborating and brings positive vibes to any team dynamic. Her vision for design is thought out and intentional, which is made extremely clear by the passion and drive she brings to every project. She's incredibly talented and anyone would be lucky to work with her. I can't recommend her enough and I would love to work with her again in the future.
MEGAN CLARK // COPYWRITER
"We considered Kristi a ‘go-to’ candidate across a range of design-related assignments."
We were approached by Kristi upon her arrival to Sydney in 2017 seeking freelance or contract work in the creative sector. We instantly recognised her design skills, professional engagement and a cultural fit aligned to many of our clients.
During her time in Sydney, Kristi worked for many of Macpeople's established clients in the capacity of Graphic Designer. Before long, we considered Kristi a ‘go-to’ candidate across a range of design-related assignments. Our clients regularly relayed positive feedback which resulted in extensions and further bookings. Kristi is a versatile designer who can apply herself to a variety of design projects across numerous industries. If she ever makes it back to Australia, we’d be confident in finding Kristi immediate design work.
CARL NICHOLLS // PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT @MACPEOPLE DIGITAL AGENCY
"She has a keen eye for conceptualizing & implementing disruptive marketing visuals."
Kristi is a huge talent - she brings a great creative and collaborative energy to the team, and has shown time and time again that she has a keen eye for conceptualizing and implementing disruptive marketing visuals. Kristi would be an asset to any team that is lucky enough to have her.
TOM RAVENHILL // SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
"With Kristi on our team we were able to quadruple our output, & the compliments on our campaign creative came pouring in."
Kristi is an absolute delight to work with and any team would be lucky to have her. She brought immense value to Skiis & Biikes through her efficiency, attention to detail and interest in analytics. With Kristi on our team we were able to quadruple our output, and the compliments on our campaign creative came pouring in. She is a talented designer who prioritizes the user and the end goal, while paying close attention to the data. Additionally, she's a great collaborator and true team player. Kristi is eager to learn and get her hands dirty, always goes above and beyond and still comes to work every day with a smile on her face.
SAGAL KAHIN // MARKETING MANAGER
"She has been truly invaluable."
Kristi has been exemplary in creating the essential tools I needed to brand myself - a necessity to be taken seriously in my industry as an actor. From her head shot photography, to the outstanding work she did designing my website and business cards, she has been truly invaluable.
MELISSA STEIN // PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN CLIENT
"She truly has an eye for design & her attention to detail, time management skills & team-player personality make working with her a breeze."
"Creative. Efficient. Perfectionist.” is what comes to my mind when I think about Kristi. I had the pleasure of working with her as part of the marketing team for over 1 ½ years. I was especially impressed by Kristi’s exceptional, positive work ethic and drive to design marketing campaigns that are highly engaging, visually attractive and 100% on brand. She truly has an eye for design and her attention to detail, time management skills and team-player personality make working with her a breeze. Kristi would be an asset for any team and I highly recommend her as a graphic designer!
EVA NAVI // TEAM MEMBER
"Attentive & enthusiastic, Kristi’s unique ability to conceptualize & design consistently exceeds expectations."
Attentive and enthusiastic, Kristi’s unique ability to conceptualize and design consistently exceeds expectations. With a combination of deep technical knowledge, strong communication skills and impressive visual creativity, she has given valuable and insightful feedback on numerous occasions. From t-shirt designs to corporate websites, Kristi’s work never fails to be natural, simple and elegant.
VERENA FUCUNDO // CREATIVE CONSULTING CLIENT
"Her passion and creativity are endless..."
Kristi is very professional while working, but creates a fun and comfortable setting for her client. Her passion and creativity is endless resulting in stunning photos. I fell in love with the photos she took of me instantly. Not only did she give appropriate direction in what she needed from me as a model, but she also styled my hair and makeup to help her concept come to life. When you come to set she always has a strong vision that is executed brilliantly. I would be fortunate to take part in any future photo shoots with her.
DALLIS LESLIE // PHOTOGRAPHY CLIENT
"She is a people person, with a beautiful energy which fills the room."
I have never modeled before shooting with Kristi, but my nerves vanished as the environment proved to be comfortable and non-intimidating. To begin with, Kristi created a very calm, exciting, fun atmosphere. She solely directed the whole shoot. She set up the backdrop, lighting, make-up and outfits. Although there were many different styles and transitions, they did not hinder the shoot making it too tedious or long. In fact the shoot had a wonderful flow; there was never a dull or stressful moment.
Kristi had a clear vision and knew exactly what she wanted. However, if something didn’t go as planned, she was open to changing or tweaking her idea to make the shoot work. My little experience aside, Kristi knew exactly how to shoot my angles and directed me with ease. The whole time she was very positive and encouraging. She never lost her vision and stayed very calm. She never got frustrated if there was a technical problem or I if I was struggling. The photos turned out amazing and I still cannot believe I am the subject.
Kristi has an wonderful ability to find beauty in anyone and bring it out through her photographs. She is a people person, with a beautiful energy which fills the room. The whole shoot went effortlessly. I would definitely work with Kristi again.