Christa Pierce

Author and Illustrator

Portland, OR, USA
I am an illustrator with a creative mind and a passion for storytelling. I received my BA in Illustration with a creative writing minor from Seattle Pacific University in 2013. I am represented by Steven Malk at Writer's House and am currently working on making my debut in children’s publishing, as well as preparing other illustration projects. "Did You Know That I Love You?", my first children’s book, is planned for publication in 2015. I have two years experience in illustration and design working with Seattle Pacific University, Bijou Collective, and T. Marks Design, and four years experience independent contracting. My work has been featured in such publications as Response Magazine. Particularly, I am interested in visual storytelling, reinforcing the relevancy of art, and empowering others to find expression/catharsis through image and narration.

Work Experience


Illustration Consultant

I make illustrations for campaigns and social media.
December 2014 - Present United States


Author and Illustrator

Currently working on her first book, "Did You Know That I Love You?", set for publication in 2015.
June 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

T. Marks Design

Illustration Intern

Brainstormed with team to create compelling marketing materials for the annual Haring Center/Experimental Education Unit Auction at University of Washington. Created unique illustrations in a variety of styles.
December 2012 - May 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle Pacific University

ASSP Publicist/Graphic Designer

Created cohesive advertising campaigns to better represent student events. Worked both collaboratively and independently, managed multiple design deadlines at once, and facilitated creative discussion with clients.
September 2011 - Seattle, Washington, United States

Bijou Collective

Contract Designer/Illustrator

Worked daily with Wacom tablets and Adobe programs to create information illustration
and marketing materials for clients. Infographics endorsed by Tostan and Sister Fa.
October - December 2012 Oregon, United States

Bijou Collective

Design intern

Daily exercised typography, layout, illustration, and visual identity design to create visual marketing materials for clients. Wrote guest articles for client’s websites and blogs, managed social media accounts.
July 2012 - September 2012 Bend, Oregon, United States

Seattle Pacific University

Student Graphic Designer / Office Assistant

Managed multiple design deadlines at once. Designed and produced SPU pride poster campaign/fundraiser.
January 2011 - December 2012 Seattle, Washington, United States


Volunteer Vice President for AIGA Student Board

Supported the president in leading and directing the club. Mentored and served as ambassador to the university art center. Hosted, planned, and attended SPU AIGA events as well as AIGA Seattle events. Fostered club education and involvement in the local and national design community.
- Seattle, Washington, United States


Volunteer Illustration Representative for AIGA Student Board

Worked collectively to plan & host events providing student learning opportunities. Fostered an informed & involved club community through mentorship. Provided insight on integrating illustration students.
September 2011 - June 2012 Seattle, Washington, United States


Seattle Pacific University

Illustration/New Pictures

In the past decade the boundaries between the disciplines of Illustration and Studio Art have blurred greatly. Illustrators exhibit their work in galleries and museums and Studios Artists have their work employed in print for advertising, commentary, storytelling, and identity. Thus the curriculum of Illustration/New Pictures was created to overlap traditional autographic rendering techniques in drawing and painting with new technology-based skills toward works of art that emphasize narrative.

The students coming out of this program are headed toward advanced study in Illustration or Studio Art and/or the building of a studio practice with an entrepreneurial approach open to the possibilities of a variety of vocational trajectories.
September 2009 - June 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States