all about kite strings

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Chris, and I have over 20 years of experience telling visual stories in a creative and thoughtful way. Every project has a unique story to tell and a unique audience to tell it to. That’s why I begin each project with a research phase to fully understand the needs of the client, project and end user. 

While the bulk of my experience has been in exhibit graphics for museums and visitor centers, I am just as comfortable and excited to create branding packages, WordPress websites, presentations, and other print and digital media. My clients have included the National Park Service, many state parks, history and nature centers, as well as medical start-ups, community theaters and other small businesses. You can think of Kite Strings Design as your full-service provider for all your graphic design needs.

Please scroll down to see a list of capabilities, then browse through my projects portfolio. Don’t forget to visit the contact page! I look forward to discussing your story with you.

Kite Strings Design

"I'd highly recommend Chris for any graphic project and wouldn't hesitate to give her a large volume of work."

Jessica Madole
Director of Guest Experience, MN Zoo

"CJ is a true professional. I have worked with her more than once and have enjoyed her creativity and trusted her production every time."

Steve Boyd-Smith
Interpretation & Design Group Manager, 106 Group

"CJ is one of the most seasoned graphic designers I’ve met in the museum field.... As an interpretive writer, I looked forward to watching my words come to life with CJ’s design. Her capacity to communicate visually made my work stronger, and she is a strong advocate for accessibility."

Maggie Schmidt
Exhibit Developer, MN Historical Society

"CJ has a diverse background and a rich skill set; from studio photography to design for the web, and so much more. These skills go way beyond knowing the tricks of common graphics software. CJ brings to the table a true understanding of design theory and practice."

Bart Hays
Exhibition Designer, BartXD


I offer a diverse mix of graphic design and project management


Museums are my passion! I offer exhibit graphic design, photo acquisition and editing, Illustration, maps, production and project management.


From logos to branding packages to full WordPress website development and management, I've got you covered! I'll work with you to keep your brand voice consistent.


Let me create your business stationary, brochures, sell sheets, presentations, advertising and social media marketing. I'll do the necessary work to ensure your message reaches the right audience.

My Work

Explore my portfolio to discover how Kite Strings Design can work for you