Nice to meet you.
My name is Christian. I created Made True as an identity for my freelance work, specializing in illustration, branding, and visual design. I collaborate closely with my clients in strategy, design, and execution and am always available to discuss any design needs you may have.
As a multidisciplinary creative, I have spent nearly two decades delivering high-quality and cohesive experiences. My expertise includes building and managing brands, leading creative campaigns, and directing various creative work.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with major brands in the industry, such as Adobe, Starbucks, Reebok, and more. Along the way, I have worked with incredibly talented individuals, progressing in roles such as Senior Designer at Riser, Art Director at Thinkingbox, Senior Product Designer at 1800-Contacts, and Brand Manager at Digs.
A brief look at my work history and education.
Freelance / Made True
Jun. 2007 – Present
With nearly two decades of experience as a creative, I’ve balanced my freelance work while working full time at agencies, creative collectives, and product alike. Currently, I have transitioned into freelancing full-time, focusing my experience on UX design, branding, and illustration.
Brand Manager / Digs
Sept. 2022 – Sept. 2023 (Remote)
Responsible for creating engaging and true-to-brand campaigns to ensure a smooth experience throughout the entire customer journey. This includes creating projects that capture our clients' attention and enhance the brand's overall presence by conveying messaging and information through illustration and design.
Sr. Product Designer / 1-800 Contacts
Sept. 2021 – Sept. 2022 (Remote)
Worked closely with project managers and developers at the world’s largest e-commerce contact lens store. Our objective was to create the best possible user experience for the over 200,000 customers who visit the site daily.
Art Director / Thinkingbox
May 2015 – Sept. 2021 (SLC, UT)
As a global creative collective that helps shape the future of brands through craft and curiosity, I helped provide strategic leadership, unique perspectives in design and lead projects that pushed the boundaries for our clients.
BA Degree in Illustration
1996 – 2001
Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
For further experience, visit my Linkedin profile