“I cut my teeth on ectoplasm.”
Hearty of laugh and quick of wit, Christine has been a professional graphic designer/website developer & brand consultant for over 27 years. She is an ardent book designer, intent on creating works that support the vision of the author and provide a pleasing yet unobtrusive experience for the reader that both refer to and expand upon the methods of the art of bookmaking.
Christine is a freelance graphic and web designer, brand consultant, and video marketing creator, operating under the name Clever Crow Consulting and Design. She is also the webmaster of albedo1.com, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.
Also a visual artist (under the name Vrana), Christine uses mixed media to craft a world-within-a-world that communicates a playfully unnerving take on the contradictions, absurdity, and strangeness of postmodern American life, with a focus on reuse of the discarded and philosophical interpretations of the unseen.
A reader of all genre fiction (fantasy is her favorite), she also has a particular fondness for folk horror, gothic tales, ghosts, and witches—send any good ghost stories (real or fictional) her way. She also savors a well-crafted mystery, as well as a wide range of non-fiction fare.
Her interests include art and philosophy of art, decorative arts, architecture, music, costume design, bookbinding, printmaking, photography, paranormal and occult studies, history, jewelry making, old buildings, historical preservation, and living history documentaries. She loves clever turns of phrases, haunted and mystical places, woodlands, libraries, leather, lipstick, and filet mignon—cooked rare. She takes her coffee blonde.
Christine was recently selected as a contributor to the Game of Thrones: The Compendium. View the book and her work here…