Kristy Breen is a digital artist, surface pattern designer and illustrator. She is a versatile artist who is equally comfortable creating bold graphic designs, vector pattern designs or hand painted spot illustrations and hand lettering for your creative projects. Left to her own devices, she most enjoys making whimsical, fun patterns and illustrations for home decor, stationery, prints and the gift market. Often, she enjoys mixing mediums, employing painting with collage or digital illustration.
A New York City native, Kristy's creative career began as a Jr. Graphic Designer, when she design assisted on many advertisements for popular Broadway shows. Later she also worked as an Editorial Administrative Assistant at DC Comics, and an Advertising Manager and Designer for a NYC celebrity chef. Shortly after 9/11, with a strong desire to give back to her community, she decided to pursue a Master's degree in Childhood Education and left to teach.
Most recently, after spending over 15 years as an elementary, middle school and pre-school teacher, she returned to her creative roots to launch Kristy Breens Designs in 2020. Kristy has studied Graphic Design at SVA (2000), and online classes with Adobe (2020), Udemy (2020), and Shaw Academy (2020). She studied Pattern Surface Design with Rachael Taylor through Make It In Design, The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design (2020-2021). She is continually taking workshops to hone her skills and learn new methods of art making.
Kristy resides with her family in Northern Virginia. She is a TV fanatic and frequently enjoys binge watching shows with her husband and children. She's also a musical theatre lover and would happily break into a show tune or twelve anytime upon request. She adores animals, and currently considers her three cats and a dog part of her family. Other things she's particularly fond of include poetry, plants, crystals and reiki. She's an award winning poet and a certified holistic healer and reiki master!
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