Christine Doerr began her first career at the California Culinary Academy
in San Francisco, CA graduating in 1990 with an Associates Degree in
the culinary arts. After working as a pastry chef in multiple restaurants,
bakeries and wholesale companies for over 10 years she went back to
school and in 2001 graduated with a BFA in graphic design from
San Jose State University.
While transitioning careers, Christine partnered with a colleague to
create an identity system for the Cool Cafe at Stanford University's
Cantor Arts Center Café, which gained approval from the University's
strict approval process.
She fulfilled her internship at Sam Smidt Studio in downtown Palo Alto
in her last semester at SJSU and continued working at the Studio
after graduation. Her main responsibility was the production
of the quarterly newsletter, Healing Environments Journal: A
Light in the Mist. The publication is distributed to over 150,000
hospitals and hospice centers over the nation.
Seeking to gain experience in the design field, Christine sought
out pro-bono opportunities. This chance lead her to develope
collateral for the Community School of Music and Art's 2002 and
2003 fund raising events. The collateral helped to raise $2.1-million
dollars dedicated to building a new school.
Early in 2002, Christine began working in the healthcare and
medical research industry at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
as a graphic designer. Producing materials for the San Carlos
Project: A $50-million dollar campaign developed to sway the local
community to approve building a hospital in the city of San Carlos.
She has recently set out on a new graphic adventure
by applying her predominantly print design skills to
creating web sites.
Christine maintains a strong connection to the Bay Area design
community as a member of the Western Art Directors Club and the
San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
She often collaborates with her husband Tom, an illustrator
and web designer.