Hey there, I'm Christy. I'm a multimedia artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
I've always had a love for the arts since I was a child. My Christmas gifts most years consisted of new sketchbooks, paints, and those big wooden boxes filled with every art supply imaginable. So, from a young age I've known that I wanted to work in a job that would allow me to harness this love for the arts and express my creativity. When I was 12, I discovered a new medium that would eventually become somewhat of my "entire life" for about 4 or so years: Film. I spent hours on YouTube, exploring different channels, and watching hundreds of videos that people, even kids my age, had created. I begged my parents for a laptop of my own so that I could begin making my own videos. Christmas 2010 rolled around, and sure enough, I was gifted with my own laptop. I made and edited my first video that day in iMovie, filmed off my webcam, which was at the very least it was tragically awful. But over the next few years I would learn to edit, eventually get my own video camera, upgrade editing softwares, and somehow develop a pretty decent following on YouTube. I ended up getting my account monetized which means I was getting paid to make videos. It was crazy. I would have never expected a website to have such an impact on my life, and it might sound dramatic, but I really feel like it changed me as a person. I became much more outspoken and confident in the fact that I really could create a life for myself based on my creativity.
Entering high school, having distanced myself a little bit from the Youtube world, I discovered something new that I would end up pursuing my college degree in: Graphic Design. I completed the graphic design program offered at my high school; The fourth level being an internship with a company located in my hometown. My teacher told me about a specific company that he thought I would really enjoy shadowing, but he also told me not to get too set on the idea because they had yet to take on any interns from my school. After some research, I knew for sure that this was the place I wanted to be. So I went completely against my teachers warnings and became absolutely dead-set on the idea of interning there. I reached out to the creative director there, and after some persuasive Emails, landed myself the internship. A position working with the creative team at Red Ventures, a marketing company in Fort Mill, South Carolina. My first day there, I was totally blown away and filled with excitement. The campus was awesome and so were the people there. I felt so at home. My main assignments over the course of my internship were to make promotional posters, take candid photos around the company, and photograph all the new employees for their ID tags. I loved it. My time at RV helped me to realize what direction I wanted to go in regarding to college and an eventual career. I also got some pretty cool opportunities there, like getting my photographs published in The Charlotte Magazine, and getting to meet Vance Joy at a private concert (which was SO cool???). I will forever be thankful for the people I worked with there and for their willingness to take a little high schooler in under their wing.
So, fast forward to now -- I run my own photography business and graduate with my degree in Advertising and Graphic Design in 2018. I'm so grateful for the chances I've had so far in life and I surely wouldn't have made it this far without my family and Creator, Jesus Christ. I'm not sure what comes next in my journey, but I'm excited to find out.
If you have any questions for me, please see my contact page, and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as I can.