Christel is a recent graduate of the Industrial Design Master's program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a minor in Animation and Digital Arts at the University of Southern California. After working in the marketing industry, she discovered that her interests fell mostly in the product creation side of the business process rather than sales. She decided to pursue this new found interest by going back to school. Through her 2 year thesis journey at UIC, she was able to discover, not only, who she was as a designer
and her personal design process, but also things she felt strongly about in life.
When she is not working as a freelance design consultant, she preoccupies herself with personal design, craft and illustration projects.