Christine Tafoya of Deluxemodern Design

Deluxemodern Design Studio-5180

“A designer should refine your vision. It’s our job to take out the unnecessary and the overdone, while leaving the beautiful and functional. Hire someone you trust, then trust them.” – Christine 



My name is Christine, and I’m the Creative Director and control freak behind Deluxemodern Design, the Dear Miss Modern Shop, and our brand new addition, the Coco + Ollie Print Shop.

Deluxemodern Design started in 2006, and has been growing ever since. We absolutely LOVE helping clients bring their businesses to life, and we know that good design breeds confidence, and consistency is key.

One of (our own) favorite quotes is “Marketing is really just flirting” and that pretty much sums it up. You have to grab attention.

We specialize in logo design, brand identity and photo styling – and honestly, lots of other things (marketing, social media, consulting…).  We love working and collaborating with businesses all over the world, and there is quite seriously never a dull moment over here.

About me: I love to work, decorate, & throw parties. I’m not a big fan of relaxing (until I pass out from exhaustion) and I’m really not a fan of shopping for boring stuff like clothes and shoes (who has time? can’t someone else do that for me)? But I am a huge fan of thrift stores,  buying cheap costume jewelry, books, wrapping paper, home decor and photo props. I like the color pink (no, really?) and without really strong coffee I don’t know how I’d get up in the morning.  I’m also fond of Diet Coke and champagne, which are both bad for you, I know. I can’t cook, but my husband is a chef, so I don’t starve. This is all probably way more info than you needed I’m sure.

I have two spoiled daughters, a husband who spoils me, and feel pretty lucky all the way around. We live in sunny Cali, and the design studio is right next to the house. If you get a chance, take a look at the studio photos found on our about page. We did a fun makeover last year and worked with some really great companies. (The floor is pink. I warned you).

I never went to design school or took any classes, but knew from the time I was very young that this is what I’d be doing. I used to play “design office” instead of ” house”. I think not following rules is necessary for this business, and keeping things simple is harder than it looks.

I’m really glad you found us and checked out the website, and If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact me here: