Hey there. My name is Christie Walsh and I'm a visual designer in Chicago. While my primary focus is web design, I also feel at home working on print and branding. I've been in the business for ten years now, but I've been designing and building websites on a freelance basis since way back in 1996.
Currently, I work at Peapod as an in-house designer. My responsibilities include designing images for weekly content, creating both digital and print advertisements, and designing assets for marketing campaigns.
I'm currently looking for new job opportunities. Please take a look through my portfolio for an overview of my work. Like what you see? Think I'd be a good fit? Let's get in touch. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 234-3851. I'd love to discuss how I can help your business meet its design needs.
Responsive Design: This site is responsive. Go on, try it! Resize the window and see what happens.
HTML5/CSS3 Animation: Working on some exciting projects with this!
I designed a variety of materials for Peapod's partnership with the New York Yankees. The campaign included printed flyers that were handed out to fans at Yankee Stadium, a 20-second animated ad that appeared in the Great Hall at the entrance to the stadium, a digital banner that was displayed on monitors, and a printed banner behind home plate. I also created several assets for web and email, such as hero images and banners. I handled all the design and art direction on this project from beginning to end.
I designed this site as both a companion and a promotional tool for the First Division Museum's summer exhibit. This site uses parallax scrolling in supported browsers and devices, adding a three-dimensional effect. I also used responsive design techniques to adapt the site for mobile and tablet use.
I worked closely with the Exhibit Specialist to design a look for the site that was consistent with the look of the exhibit. With the help of a few open source JQuery scripts, I developed the entire site on my own.
I designed this set of marketing materials to promote new Girl Scout programs at the First Division Museum. I enjoyed the challenge of making a military museum appealing to young girls. I incorporated a pink camouflage background and an illustration of Rosie the Riveter in a Girl Scout uniform to present the theme of our museum in a style that spoke to our audience. I also designed an ad, in conjunction with Cantigny Park, for the Girl Scout Program Guide. I created a background of leaves and drew an original mascot for the park, to go along with our campaign.
I designed and built this Wordpress template for a local musician. I decided to build this site in Wordpress so that the client could easily update his schedule himself. This site is responsive, makes use of Wordpress plugins for the calendar and mailing list signup form, and features text in the title and email banner that lines up vertically, thanks to an open-source jQuery script.
This ad for the First Division Museum appeared twice in the Wheaton Leader. Later, I adjusted its dimensions for placement in other publications such as the Daily Herald and TribLocal. I drew inspiration from the propaganda posters in our research center.
I designed and built the website to advertise the Society for Military History's annual conference, which was hosted by the First Division Museum at Cantigny. The website featured information about the conference and a link to register online. I worked with a third-party service, EventRebels, to set up online registration for the conference.
Since this event has passed, the website is no longer active.
In this personal project, I designed a website selling t-shirts and other gifts for dog lovers. In addition to building my own static pages, I created a template for the print-on-demand service's default shop. I also designed and illustrated all the t-shirts that are sold on the site.
I designed and did the front-end development for this site, which sold gaming servers and conducted multiplayer game tournaments. I also designed the company's logo. They wanted to use a rabbit as their mascot to emphasize the speed of their servers.
This site is no longer active.
Designed and produced images for weekly content to meet merchandising and marketing goals
Created advertising materials to drive new customer acquisition
Designed and produced images for email campaigns
Redesigned museum website, improving navigation and coming in under budget by handling all of the front-end development myself
Designed and built separate websites for special events and exhibits
Managed e-mail marketing and designed responsive email templates
Promoted museum events by designing print ads and running Facebook ad campaigns
Doubled the museum’s number of Facebook followers and expanded their presence into Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram
Designed, built, and maintained websites for the company as well as a variety of clients
Designed logos both in-house and for client companies
Designed other promotional materials including business cards, letterhead, brochures, and handouts
Added products to catalog, which included image scaling and editing
Maintained two company websites
Designed and built websites for both the company itself and small business clients
Animated in Flash using keyframes and ActionScript
Integrated Paypal and Zen Cart shopping cart systems
Designed other materials including letterhead, handouts, and print advertisements
Registered, designed, and updated several sites for a variety of clients
Trained clients in website maintenance
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2004
Application Sequence in Narrative Media, including courses in web design,
multimedia, and graphic design
HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design
Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Animate
User Interface Design, User Experience Design