August 2012 - Present
Professional Artist - Krissy "Qrissy" Downing
(Seattle, WA)
Experience includes:
Painting, illustration, design, website design and maintenance, art education, audio podcast editing & digital video recording/editing/production, grant-writing, community outreach.

December 2009 - August 2012
Senior Multimedia Designer - The Cadmus Group, Inc.
(Arlington, VA)
Experience includes:
Web design and coding, animation, illustration, design for print, brand identity, user interface/user experience design, creation of interactive websites/widgets, wireframing & storyboarding, project management, mentoring, staff training, audio/video podcast engineering and production, mobile app design and creation. Produced materials to aid in the public education and promotion of environmental/energy focused programs for clients including the U.S. EPA, the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air, Radon Leaders, Pepco/Delmarva, and ENERGY STAR.

November 2003 - December 2009
Graphic Designer, Graphics Specialist - Marsh USA, Inc.
(Washington, DC)
Experience includes:
Visual branding and interface design for a large/diverse client base, layout and editorial design of multimedia (animation, motion graphics, slideshow) presentations, RFPs, proposals, infographics, package design, project management, staff training on design software and printer/scanner technology. Major clients include General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Marriott, Bealls, McCormick, M&M/Mars, and Sunrise Senior Living.

May 2001 June 2006
Founder/ Producer Qrissy Media
(Seattle, WA)
Experience includes:
Music production, graphic design, digital art/photo manipulation, concept map/storyboarding, web mastering & design, product promotion/distribution/networking, bookkeeping, small business research/planning, legal preparations, business management (workshops attended), sponsorship/grant proposal writing.


Self-taught artist with more than ten years full time painting, multimedia production, web design, illustration, fine art, graphic design and project management experience

Expert in web, graphics, UI/UX, illustration and animation tools including:
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, Audition and After Effects - Visio, OmniGraffle

Highly proficient in web, mobile web, and cross-platform application development including:
- JavaScript, jQuery, XML, HTML, CSS, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Flash/ActionScript, HTML5 & CSS3

Experience (15+ years) designing/producing sound with A/V engineering software including Avid ProTools, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk, Nuendo, Audacity and Final Cut:
- Wrote & produced radio commercials and jingles

- Post-produced audio reels for film

- Designed/Produced audio version of children's book, Mole Music, by David McPhail

- Wrote & produced several original film scores


Experience writing, illustrating and publishing comic books and children's books


Associate of Arts in Music Theory & Composition, Associate of Arts in Digital Audio Production, Associate of Applied Arts and Science in Audio Engineering, Associate of Applied Arts and Science in MIDI Music/Music Synthesis | Shoreline Community College - Seattle, WA

Associate of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics | North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA

Member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


25+ years fine art experience

10+ years art direction/project management experience

Background in small business development & management

Organized, diligent multitasker

Extremely inventive and creative - Own several trademarks (logos & trade-names), copyrighted works (musical scores), and have a number of invention patents pending

Wonderful sense of humor, friendly and ambitious