Praise from Clients


“Christine was an amazing asset for developing our ideas into an informative and attractive sign.  She was able to take our general concept and make it into something better than we had imagined.  Her layout and input added a level of professionalism to the sign we couldn’t have otherwise achieved, and the original artwork really brought the material to life and helped capture visitor attention.  We have received numerous compliments on the final product.  Christine was also easy to work with – accommodating to working with my schedule and timeline, and also always willing to spend the time to talk through concepts, even when I wasn’t able to convey exactly what I wanted.  She stayed in steady communication so that I always knew where we were the development and design process, but also so that I could give regular feedback as a way of ensuring the final product met our needs.  I am so happy we worked with Christine on this and couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!”

-Christina Wampler, District Biologist
Daniel Boone National Forest, USFS

“Christine created gorgeous drawings for our Endemic Birds of the West Indies Coloring Book (to be published in 2020). Her attention to detail and ability to bring the birds to life is evident in her work. Christine is also an excellent and fun teacher – she delivered a bird drawing class at our international conference in Jamaica—one for adults and one for children and both were well-received.”
-Lisa Sorenson
Executive Director, BirdsCaribbean


“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 artwork. 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 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 Flyfishing Guide Service


“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 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



“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 of Paradise Birding