Christina Wald, the sole proprietor of Christina Wald Design and Illustration, specializes in illustration, toy and giftware design, and product design. Experienced with a variety of media such as acrylic, watercolor, ink, digital, and vector, Wald has worked for companies such as Scholastic Inc., National Geographic, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Kaplan Publishing, Weekly Reader, Gibson Greetings Inc., and Hasbro Inc..
Wald graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a BS in Industrial Design. Her previous work has earned her many awards, including a gold Mom’s Choice award, a Tillywig Toy Award, and a gold Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
In her free time, Wald enjoys urban sketching, movies, comedy, listening to podcasts and audio books, comics, reading science fiction and fantasy, and watching television. She loves working on her web comic and traveling for artistic inspiration. When not travelling, Wald visits schools and libraries to share information about the life of an illustrator with young people. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two geriatric cats.