Get to Know Christina
Passion comes from life itself – it is molded from the places we have lived and visited, to the experiences we have had, to the people who pass through our life. My passion comes from the incredible exposure I have had throughout my life to the arts – the creativity of the artist – from those I was exposed to in my youth to the visionaries I have the opportunity to work alongside everyday.
Starting at the age of three, my father used to take me to the opera, to art galleries, the theatre. I sat immersed in his world as I grew up as he let me watch him paint and draw in studio environments, create art from the stage to behind the camera to multimedia creations. I was exposed to a Renaissance methodology that molded me from a very young age.
Growing up, I immersed myself in art classes from drawing to drafting, from paint to pencil, from form and line to structure and dimension. I remained involved in the arts throughout my life, from being a consistent patron of the arts, to a degree in direction of the theatrical arts that included an exposure to everything from design and décor to presentation and costuming to the overall integration of management of these elements. Following that came formal training in design and coordination of events, which I pursued for years and an event designer and planner.
Given my background, it makes sense that from an early age I was creating stories from what I saw. I was molded to creatively see the entire process, not just one piece of the whole. Nothing in life is without its backstory and mine comes from doing events all over the world, living in eight different states, seeing over a dozen countries, having the experience of living and designing in Los Angeles, and finally coming ‘home’ to Oregon where Muse was born.
With over 16 years in the industry, I continue my love affair with travel and with people from across the world to keep myself current with the best of the best in and outside the world of events and consider myself a trendsetter that pushes the boundaries of design beyond the current trends and into the unexpected.
As a designer, I love finding my inspiration in every part of life – in art, in architecture, in textures, colors, conversations, fashion, cuisine. The list is endless. The sights, sounds, smells, trends, and even the emotion that surrounds us daily can inspire a new approach or a unique idea. Immersed in the art world since birth, I have the pleasure of seeing the world in a different light and being able to share that with the world as those ideas mesh with the vision of an event. Being raised in a studio and my years as a designer – from paint to production – I was taught to appreciate the elements of design from their perspective & how they integrate with each other. From the lines -to- scope/scale -to- color integration & how thing are affected by each other, I bring a unique perspective to event design that is a true passion!
Get to Know Designs By Muse
When your guests walk in the door and stop in their tracks "ohh'ing" and "ahh'ing" ... what they just experienced, ... THAT is what I do.
As an Event Designer, I create the visual components - the overall look of your event . . . as well as creating the experience you and your guests will have - that memory that will be talked about for years to come.
Muse has been designing guest experiences for over two decades – from private events to corporately focused celebrations. As a design company, Muse has created a name for themselves in the Northwest as a cutting edge design company that pushes the envelope and works beyond the trends to create exceptional events that translate a style and craft all of their own.
What is an Event Designer? Event Design is a delightfully expansive field – every designer defines it to align with their passions. For Muse, our passion is artistic expression and as such, we define event design as the sensory experience your guests will have. That moment in time when you see, feel, hear, smell, and experience your event for the very first seconds you walk through the opening and perceive your vision come to life.
Muse is distinct from a coordination company, a florist, or a rental company as we encompass the entire guest experience and take all of the aspects of the design into consideration for an overall statement as opposed to singular pieces of the whole. As visions and styles dance in your head, it can be difficult to see how it all blends together… or how you will possibly find the time or the people to make the pieces fall together, especially on the day of your event. Our design will help you that blend all of the pieces together so that they flow seamlessly into what will be your style. We draw inspiration from your clutter of ideas and trace a defined path that creates a moving experience that draw upon all of your senses.
You are our ‘muse,’ our inspiration.
You should see you, your company, yourselves reflected in the visual experience.
That is how we define Event Design.