Praise from Clients


“Christine is informed, passionate and professional– a total package when it comes to generating engaging websites! She is extremely knowledgeable about the most recent developments on the web design scene and, more importantly, can educate novices like myself about design elements leading to the most effective websites. Christine designed a rather complex website for my laboratory—in the early phases of the project, she listened patiently to my rather odd ideas about “rat features” I thought would be great for the site. Once we had a plan, she quickly went to work, not only designing the website but even contributing original art work. The final product exceeded my expectations and now I am finally excited for everyone to visit my website”
-Kelly Lambert, PhD
Lambert Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Randolph-Macon College


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“My work with Christine was focused on improving our nonprofit organization’s social media and email communications, and specifically to teach me some best practices for generating effective messages to our constituents. Christine’s was very knowledgeable, and her one-on-one, easy-going teaching style enabled me to easily absorb the information. She is a very good instructor, and I could tell that she truly wants to see her clients succeed”
-Deb Kraus, Director of Operations, Natural Areas Association



“Christine designed my website for my new book. Her artistic talent and technological know-how resulted in a website for me that far exceeded my wildest expectations. She made the whole process easy and even fun. She was consistently understanding and responsive to my requests and concerns, and was a joy to work with. Her skill speaks for itself, just take a look at her work and you’ll see what I mean.”
-Dr. Andrew Kneier, author of Finding Your Way Through Cancer




“Christine Elder is a wonderful, hard-working and creative designer and illustrator. She recently coordinated our  non-profit’s fundraiser as well as designing our web site, and has been consistently well-organized, enthusiastic and detail-oriented. She has great ideas and the energy to follow through on them”
-Stephen Hein Executive Director,
Mendocino-Tahoe Conservancy


“Christine created all my business marketing materials including my website, logo, business cards, car door magnets and my brochure. She also walked me through the process of promoting my business through a blog so I could update it on my own, anytime. Her attention to detail and savvy advice was priceless. My clients always mention the great quality of my website and want to know who did it.”
-Jon Baiocchi, Baiocchis Troutfitters


“Christine worked with our watershed protection organization for over a year, creating nearly one hundred entomological illustrations for our aquatic invertebrate identification manual. We feel so lucky to have found a person with her unique set of biology and art skills. Her talents have greatly enriched our programs.”
-Sandy Williamson, Sierra Streams Institute



“Christine took a very funky old web site that I had designed with a poor content management system and turned it into a communications masterpiece for my business. I am finally proud to share the site with the virtual world!”
-Steve Shunk, owner & lead guide of Paradise Birding


“Christine is brilliant! She’s very professional and has been a joy to work with on the many projects in which we’ve collaborated.”
-Kristen Hein Strohm, Wildlife Biologist


“Christine has the ability to create a design that is both very attractive and uniquely reflects her client’s needs. She has created educational graphics for us that are both beautiful and useful. She listens to what we want and works with us to make our materials as affordable as possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing illustrated materials at any level. She has lots of ideas, is professional, and finishes projects quickly.  ”
– Susan McCormick, Aquatic Taxonomist and Director of Traverse Creek Stewardship


“Christine illustrated a custom map of the Yuba River Watershed. In this day of Google Earth and GIS, her map is a refreshingly beautiful cartography, which I use in both technical and educational presentations”
– Gary Reedy, South Yuba River Citizens League


“Christine had the patience and skill to transform my vague ideas into concentrated and thoughtfully crafted graphic designs and layouts, which were incorporated into business cards, a logo, brochure and a website. Christine’s background in the biological sciences coupled with her creative and insightful consultation style made the process efficient, satisfying, and product oriented.”
-Tom King, Bioassessment Services


“Christine designed a very creative website and rack cards for my painting business. She took the time to sit down with me and brainstorm about how to best design and then market my site to my preferred clientele. Christine’s design ideas matched my favorite color palette and personality exactly, and tied the theme into my existing business card.”
– Carolyn Kubecka, Personal Touch Painting



“Christine created an entire design package for me including my logo, business cards, brochures, gift certificates and a lovely website. She really understood the essence of my business philosophy and was able to translate that to the web.”
– Leia Farrell, Twin Soles Ashiatsu Massage


“Christine has the personality, knowledge and experience to do a fantastic job”
– Ann Caudle, Director, Science Illustration Program, CSUMB