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Christina Wald specializes in illustration, toy and giftware design, and product design. She has illustrated over 60 children's books and done artwork for many other books, magazines, packaging, and products. Although there is a ton of art on this website, it is not possible to include everything or even close.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design.

Her obsessions include travel, reading, comics, audiobooks, movies, good TV, stand-up comedy, musicals, game nights, design, animation, urban sketching, sketching, and weird history.

She runs Cincinnati's weekly Illustrators Lunch (join us on Facebook) and is part of the team that manages Urban Sketchers Cincinnati.

She also teaches illustration at Northern Kentucky University.
She lives in Cincinnati with her toy engineer husband Troy (Fun Factoid: Troy used to be on the Batman team at Kenner Toys and also designed toys for Ghostbusters, Rat Fink (he is mentioned in Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth’s biography), Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and many other lines) and 3 cats, Miffy, Thundarr and Conan (they don’t design anything really but Miffy likes to help with the illustration process)…

Another Fun Factoid: She shares a birthday with Janeanne Garofalo, Naomi Watts and Moon Unit Zappa…

Client Highlights: 
Scholastic Inc.
Graphic Arts Books/West Winds Press
Caracyn Publishing
Bloomsbury UK
Usborne Publishing
Hachette Book Group
Werd & Weber
Heinemann Publishing
Angels on Earth Magazine/Guideposts 
Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin for Young Readers
Tek Nek Toys/Encyclopedia Britannica
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/US Forest Service/Mountain Press
Sylvan Dell/Arbordale Publishing
National Geographic
Parachute Publishing/Running Press Kids
Wild Planet Toys
Oxford University Press
Pearson Publishing
Capstone Publishing/Picture Window
Dinardo Design
Blue Sneaker Press/San Diego Zoo Global
Publications International, Ltd.
Intervisual Books
Pelican Publishing
Storey Publishing
Kaplan Publishing
International Playthings
Walter Foster
Piggy Toes Press
Options Publishing
Jakks Pacific
Play Along Toys
Houghton Mifflin
Bradford Exchange
Mazer Corporation
New Creative Enterprises
Latin Finance Magazine
Leapfrog, Inc.
Pavilion Gift Company
Weekly Reader
Dragon Magazine
Wizards of the Coast
Procter and Gamble
Hasbro Toy Group
Warner Brothers Toys
Gibson Greetings
U. S. Playing Card
and many others 

Award winners:
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant (winner of 2018 NSTA Outstanding Trade Book, Best STEM BOOK for 2018, 2018 Mathical Honor Book and 2018 Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and Australian Early Childhood STEM Book List - ELSA (Early Learning STEM Australia), by the University of Canberra, Australian Government Department of Education and Training)
Camas and Sage Skipping Stones 2016 book award in Nature and Ecology
Featured on HuffPost Books:
A Warm Winter Tail (winner of a 2013 Gelett Burgess Award)
The Wild Life of Elk (A joint venture between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Forest Service) was a finalist for a 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award
Habitat Spy (winner of a Tillywig Brain Child Award)
Henry the Impatient Heron (winner of a 2010 Mom’s Choice Gold Award)
Christina has worked on many licensed toys, books, and games too and is familiar with using style guides.

Properties worked on over the years include:
Star Wars
Sesame Street
Lord of the Rings
Dungeons and Dragons
Babylon 5
John Deere
Hannah Montana
Winnie the Pooh
G.I. Joe
And others...

She has also had work featured in Imagine FX and Dragon Magazine.

She has done frequent gallery shows and book festivals as well.

Check out her newest webcomic Embrace the Crone, updated every Monday!
She founded Corpse Flower Press for the comic anthology Cincinnati Cabinet of Curiosities and they do a weekly podcast, Hometown Haunts, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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