Growing up in Baltimore, Kristin always knew she wanted to do something with her love of drawing and painting. She regularly visited the Smithsonian as an artsy fartsy teen. She thought that the pursuit of the creative dream could be done, but not necessarily with paints and canvas.
She headed for Brooklyn, NY to attend the renowned Pratt Institute, where she studied fashion design. After 2 years of draping and tailoring, she discovered a love for fashion illustration and decided to finish her degree in Communications Design.
Shortly after graduating, Kristin co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, a business designed to cater to comic book publishers, and one of the first studios to provide digital coloring to all the major comic companies.
While running Atomic, Kristin also focused on children’s book illustration and creating characters and stories for animation. Her work has been published by companies like Simon & Schuster, Harcourt, Highlights, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Penguin Putnam and Scholastic. She has presented her animation ideas to production companies like Dreamworks, Film Roman and Nickelodeon and was a finalist for Fox Studios’ Pitch-O-Rama, a one-time event in search of the next Simpson's.
Beyond books and animation, her work has also appeared in magazines, stationery and paper products, gift products, off-Broadway shows, websites, clothing hang tags, and her mom's birthday cards. Most recently, Kristin has been venturing back into the world of fashion by way of textile design and commercial costumes.
Kristin lives in New York with her daughter and their part-time pony, a black lab mix.