Christine Castigliano
metaToggle: stategy | content | design | animation
Poulsbo, WA

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summary of creative and technical expertise:

I help organizations communicate with clarity and distinction through compelling websites, animation and print materials. With a 20-year design background, I offer strong writing and illustration ability as well as expert skills in Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.


career history:

1|89 - pres.

Freelance Designer | Writer | Illustrator | Animator


Selected websites: (complete design, text, code, graphics, except where noted) {e-commerce site for presentation products} {UW Earth & Space Sciences; identity, home page} {WA State Youth Suicide Prevention Program} {Pacific Eye Care} {International Design Concepts: Spa Design portfolio} {Seattle Spa website} {Odom Beverage Distributing; Flash, website design} {Photographer portfolio – Flash website} {Foundations of Design and Type course}
• {Boullioun Aviation Leasing; Intranet design}

Selected past clients:
Time-Warner, Inc., Microsoft Press, St. Louis Magazine, Bon Marche, Southwestern Bell, Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF), HealthQuest Magazine.


User Experience Senior Producer, Flash Developer, Art Director, ChannelReady, Inc.


Responsible for delivery of corporate B2B sales training and marketing tools including websites, web-based applications, and rich media. Partnered with clients to develop strategy and concepts to communicate, motivate and train effectively. Created project schedules and delivery timelines; managed team and individual workflows to ensure output met project requirements. Mentored design and development team members. In design/production role, designed and coded websites and Flash animation.


Flash / Graphics developer, MediaPro Instructional Technology


Created graphics, animation and Flash learning interactions (action scripting) for online training; clients include Safeco, Microsoft, Filenet and APEX Learning.


Full-time Faculty, Media Communications and Technology, Bellevue Community College


Developed and taught online curriculum and regular courses in HTML, Photoshop 5.5, Image Ready and Illustrator 8. Tenure track.


Adobe Certified Technical Trainer, Ivey Seright International


Developed and presented hands-on workshops: Effective Web Design, Photoshop 5, Illustrator 8; Freehand 8; Dreamweaver 2; Flash 3; Quark Xpress 4; After Effects 3.

9|94 - 8|98

Computer Graphics Instructor, NW College of Art


Taught print and new media software: Photoshop; Freehand; Extreme 3D; Director; Quark Xpress; Pagemaker; MS Word.

9|93 - 4|95

Art Director, PI News for Kids, Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Art Director of special tabloid sections. Photo shoots, content creation (games), layout, direct staff artists.

1|92 - 6|93

Acting Art Director, The Seattle Times


Manage staff of 14 news artists. Daily, long-range planning, assign projects. Design, illustrate news pages/sections.

9|89 - 1|90

Graphic Designer, feature film "White Palace"


Designed logo for Universal release. Props, signage, set dressing, set design, drafting.

1|88 - 1|89

Designer for Special Projects, TIME Magazine


Art Director for complete special issues: "1968" and "150 Years of Photojournalism." Olympics, 1988 elections.


News Artist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Art direction, illustration, photo illustration, graphics.


Graphic Designer, KETC St. Louis (PBS affiliate)


Magazine production, direct mail, broadcast graphics.



BA, Media Communications, Webster University, 1990, with honors




• Photoshop 6
• Fireworks MX 2004
• Illustrator 10
(Adobe Certified Expert v8)
• Freehand 9

• Dreamweaver MX 2004 (Macromedia Cert v4)
• Flash MX 2004 (Macromedia Cert v5)
• HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript
• After Effects 3
• Director 6

• Quark Xpress 4
• Pagemaker 6
• Premiere 4
• MS Office suite

Written Communications

• Information architecture / structure content for navigation
• Developed marketing messages and text for several websites
• Researched, interviewed and wrote several features for newspaper and magazine publication
• Wrote marketing copy for tourism brochures
• Wrote "Twins of Tessar," a fantasy novel (fifth draft, unpublished); potential for series or multi-media
• Attended Clarion West Writer's Workshop for Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1999
• Studied fiction writing with Ursula K. leGuin, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and others

Video / Audio

• Title sequence, 1999 documentary "Emperor of Hemp" (After Effects)
• Produced and directed "Fire and Ice," student documentary on glass studio, aired HLC cable, St. Louis
• Video emphasis for BA; production and editing skills
• Recorded and mixed audio CD, vocal lullabyes, (Premiere and Sound Edit 16)


• "White Palace," Universal Studios feature. Logo design, set decoration, props
• "L-Dopa," independent feature. Preproduction, storyboards, locations
• "Crazy in Love," Turner Broadcasting feature. Storyboards
• Film Production courses, New York University, 1988


• The Seattle Show (Advertising and Design) Silver award; May 2002, for MidEast Diplomacy photo exhibition on Israelis and Palestinians.
• Silver AXIEM (Absolute eXcellence In Electronic Media) award of excellence; Oct 2001, for SAFECO Mutual funds course, produced contract animation/graphics for MediaPro
• "Creativity and Technology" speaker/presenter, DigitalEve Seattle, March 2001
• Earthlink Homepage contest winner, Advanced category, April 2000.
• Best of the Web, Y2G: Roots and Culture, for (12th in top 20 social awareness websites, along with Greenpeace and Amnesty International)
• Walter Cronkite Award, National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), St. Louis, 1989
• First Place, Layout and Design, Mo. Press Association, 1987
• Award of Excellence, Photo Editing, National Press Photographer's Association, 1987