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  • Christina Blust

    creative simplicity

    Terre Haute, IN

I prize creative simplicity in my work and strive always to practice design that is smart and sustainable. I value intelligent and innovative art.

Work Samples

  • Print

  • Identity Design

  • Illustration

Work History

EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design 2006 | Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH Minors in Peace Studies and Spanish G.P.A. 3.98/4.0 (summa cum laude) | University Scholars Honors Program ______________________________________________________________ SKILLS Typography, publication design, visual identity and branding, market collateral, packaging, photography (digital and SLR), photo editing, web design, attention to detail and consistency Platforms: Mac OS X, Windows XP Programs: Adobe | Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Captivate, PageMaker (some Flash, AfterEffects) Microsoft | Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher Quark XPress Other Skills: Manual design/mockup, bookbinding, silkscreen printing, various fiber arts, advanced writing capability, copyediting, typing (70wpm), typesetting in multiple languages Spanish reading knowledge, intermediate conversational skill ______________________________________________________________ WORK EXPERIENCE Graphic Designer and Co-Owner Blustery Day Design | Northern KY March 2008 - present Graphic Designer and Photography Coordinator Sisters of Providence | Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN Aug. 2007 - present Graphic Designer: Americorps Volunteer, Providence Volunteer Ministry White Violet Center for Eco-Justice | Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN Aug. 2006 – June 2007 Graphic Artist Sterling Cut Glass | Erlanger, KY Summer 2005, 2006 Photographer Xavier University Newswire | Cincinnati, OH Aug. 2004 – May 2006 Graphic Design Intern Beckmeyer Design | Cincinnati, OH Sept. 2005 – Dec. 2005 Freelance, Various clients 1998 – present ______________________________________________________________ AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 2006 Solo Senior BA Thesis Exhibition, Xavier University 2002-2006 St. Francis Xavier Scholar (Academic Scholarship), Xavier University 2005, 2006 Cincinnati Women’s Club Three Arts Scholarship, Longacre Fund 2002 McCauley Art Competition Winner, Xavier University 2002 United States Presidential Scholar Candidate


Xavier University



2006 Solo Senior BA Thesis Exhibition, Xavier University | 2002 United States Presidential Scholar Candidate