I’m Christine, and I am the design-obsessed creative director behind Deluxemodern Design. I also design everything in my shop, www.dearmissmodern.com.
I am often asked how I got into this, and what my “secret” is… (do I look like I have a secret)? If I do have a secret, this is it: I taught myself because I love design, and there is no secret except hard work, try to stay 2 steps ahead, edit, refine, work a little harder, stay caffeinated, push forward, re-think, re-invent, be obsessive and follow your intuition. I love my work, and I throw myself into it. That’s it.
I’m located in California (wine country, but give me a martini any day) and as for a hobby…? Design. Inspired by? Good design. In my off time? Interior design. Yes, I live it, eat it (my husband is a chef) and breathe it. To quote Ms. Gaga, I was born this way.
I work with lots and lots of photographers, so it’s kind of funny that I’m such a bad one. These are a few of my favorite instgram shots, and that photo of me? A quick selfie (ack, I know)! I can tell you what would make a pretty picture, but my technical photography skills leave a little to be desired…. thank goodness for photo filters.
A list of things I love, in totally random order:
Art, Design, (wow christine, really? we never would have guessed) Style, Culture, Travel, Books, Magazines, The Internet, Diet Coke, Fondue, Inspiring People, Fresh Flowers, The Smell of Basil, New York, Andy Warhol, Wes Anderson, Learning Something New, Pink Pencils (with my name on them), and Fondue. Again. Because that’s how much I love it.