I am a freelance graphic designer and production artist, primarily for web and print. With a balance of artistic design and technical skills -- Right Brain creative thinker with Left Brain linear application -- I enjoy the technical end of the design process and challenging myself with intricate complex projects. Serving as both the designer and production artist, I have the ability to take the project from concept to reality, starting with a creative vision and ending a with tangible product.
I have been working as a web designer since 1998 and have adapted to the technical advancements in web design over the years. The industry is constantly evolving, offering very exciting options for the artistic or technically challenged to easily build professional low cost, quality websites. For this reason I decided to retire my custom website design service to focus on graphic design, book layout and print production.
My first endeavour into book design was followed with four book projects: Martin the Mountie, written and 3D illustrated by Canadian artist Elizabeth Gatt, published 2014; Nancy Wiley's 3D illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published 2009, Little Red Riding Hood, published 2012, and her latest book Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper published 2014.
The most challenging job to date was for NIADA, an international artists organization, of which, I am a member. They wanted to publish a photo book documenting the 43-year history of the artist's organization. I had previously handled the design and production of NIADA ArtForm, our quarterly BW newsletter, so since I enjoy the process of page layout, decided to take on the challenge of producing my first book. Collaborating with the project director, Shelley Thornton, over one thousand photos were edited down to 630, I then did the color correction and image editing, followed by the design, layout and pre-press production. NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas, a 432 page hard cover photo book was published in 2009.
Originally from British Columbia, Canada; Chris immigrated with her family to the US in 1971 after a two-year stay on the island of Barbados. The first semester of her Senior year at St. Petersburg High school in Florida, Chris worked on the Year book and discovered she a talent for assembling items on a page in a balanced and pleasing manner -- i.e. page layout. After graduation she went to the Tomlinson School for Commercial Art and studied graphic design and production.
Chris currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband and co-worker, Pete Meder where together they create dimensional Figurative Art and Automata for collectors worldwide. In 1997, they were accepted as artists' members of NIADA, a worldwide organization of figurative artists and are members of Florida CraftArt Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Book Design | Print Production
Full service advertising Agency experience: design and production of catalogs, brochures, advertisements, promotional materials. Image editing, photo retouching, word processing, typesetting, file preparation, and pre-press. Charts, graphics, and illustrations. Design page layouts, write and edit copy as needed.
[2005-Present] ~ NIADA, International Artist organization = Design/Layout/Production Magazine ads, promotional materials for annual artist conference  ~ Elizabeth Gatt = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Martin the Mountie, written and 3D illustrated by Elizabeth Gatt 32 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11 hard cover with dust jacket.
~ Wiley O'Brien Workspace Inc. = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. 3D illustrations by Nancy Wiley. 32 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11 hard cover with dust jacket.  ~ Wiley O'Brien Workspace Inc. = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Little Red Riding Hood, by the Brothers Grimm, hard cover book illustrated by Nancy Wiley. 8.5 x 11, 32 4C full illustrated interior pages with dust jacket
 ~ Wiley O'Brien Workspace Inc. = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Nancy Wiley. 9 x 11.5, hard cover book, 88 4C illustrated interior pages with dust jacket ~ NIADA, International Artist organization = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas, Shelley Thornton, Editor. 8.5 x 11, 4C hard cover book. 630 photos, 432 pages with french fold dust jacket [1999-2001] ~ NIADA, International Artist organization = Design/Layout/Production NIADA ArtForm, 8.5" x 11 folded, black & white, 16 page, quarterly publication [1988-1996] ~ AMLH Advertising Agency, Tampa FL = Senior Production Artist. B2B Clients: Johnson & Johnson Medical, Critikon, Good Buy Sportswear, Speedling
Graphic Design | Image Editing
Computer graphics, digital montages, digital printed fabric and vector illustrations for web and print production. Digitally manipulate, colour correct and retouch images.
~ Early California Wine Trade Archive (ECWTA) = Trade Card design 
~ Scott Land Marionettes = Postcard and Banner design
~ Chomick+Meder = Design "Cosmo Monkey Jumping Jack" kit with illustrated assembly instructions. Create PDF digital file for electronic download
~ Chomick+Meder = "Graffiti Doll" cloth doll pattern, sewn figure. Design, color pencil illustration, digital montage of graffiti images.
~ Chomick+Meder = "Red Striped Doll" cloth doll pattern, sewn figure. Design, color pencil illustration, digital assembly. 
~ Back Roads Marketing = Logo and masthead design for website 
~ Chomick+Meder = Design "Bawdy Woman Jumping Jack" kit with illustrated assembly instructions. Create PDF digital file for electronic download
~ SideshowWorld.com = Poster design, digital montage illustration
~ BAM Storage = Logo design, create web files, production art for 4C billboard
Web Design | Production
Design and produce graphics, web animations; install and configure WordPress, implement scripts, basic shopping cart, web mail forms. Retouch/color correct digital images. Proofread, write and edit copy as needed. Establish site structure, upload files to server.
Sate and County Art grants awarded, Advertising awards, NIADA Presidential Citation to members
in recognition of their dedication and special contributions to the organization.
Art Grants / Awards  Individual Artist Grant, Pinellas County Arts Council  Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs  Artist Resource Fund Grant, Pinellas County Arts Council  Gold ADDY Award, Map Illustration, TKO Studios, AMLH  Silver ADDY Award, Illustration, Good Buy Sportswear Direct Mail, AMLH
Presidential Citation  Tanya Marriott, NIADA President - Chris Chomick, artist  Shelley Thornton, NIADA President - Chris Chomick, artist  Shelley Thornton, NIADA President - Chris Chomick, artist  Kathryn Walmsley, NIADA President - Chris Chomick, artist  Akira Blount, NIADA President - Chris Chomick, artist