StoryLook Design

About

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KRISTINE NELSON,

ART DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL

My Background

StoryLook Design became a reality in 2012 after my 20+ years in a rewarding career in various corporate creative department settings. It was then that I made the exciting decision to leave my position as Senior Art Director for Zonderkidz, the children’s book division of Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

A good communicator and listener with a genuinely collaborative approach sums up my work style. Creatively inspired by energetic people who are passionate about their projects, their books, their stories, their art—I love to discuss ideas and explore the possibilities in an easy, natural partnership. I approach each assignment with enthusiasm for art and designs that tell a visual story with a clear, consistent concept. I take care in handling each stage with outstanding project management skills, with particular sensitivity to those involved in the creative process.

It is my nature to be detail-oriented. My work and process are both creative and methodical and reflect the concept of ‘the design is in the details.’ … “The details are not details. They make the design.” –Charles Eames

My husband and I are empty-nesters who enjoy life at our peaceful lakeside cottage with our two spoiled tabby cats. We live 30 miles from the coast of beautiful Lake Michigan, just north of Grand Rapids.

Memberships

  • SCBWI — Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
  • ECPA — Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association
  • Kendall College of Art and Design Alumni Association

Education

  • Kendall College of Art & Design — Visual Communications
  • Grand Valley State University — Graphic Design
  • Davenport University — Business Administration/Accounting