Christine Nelson, spent most of her days drawing and sketching as an expressive outlet to capture her feelings, thoughts and desires artistically rather than verbally. Christine, years at Hofstra University, where she majored in Graphic Design and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree. Her love and passion for art developed from a variety of mediums that became the foundation for her art designs.
Upon Christine entering the work field after graduation, she had the opportunity to design for Cline, Davis and Mann, Diregio Advertising just to name a few. After a few years of working with top creative media firms, Christine formed her own freelance design company, Major N Designs, where she had the wonderful opportunity to work on accounts for BJ’s Wholesale club, and local brick and mortar businesses.
In 1996, Christine experienced a dramatic life changing event. She suffered a major stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body, that has ultimately affected her expressive and receptive language skills. Christine had extensive rehabilitation in order to re-learn all of her developmental skills. Despite Christine’s disability, she continues to design and live life prior her injury.
Christine does not allow her disability to darken her desire and passion for art and design. She wants to serve as an example for people who have experienced these types of brain trauma, by showing that you can still be a vital member of a creative community. In the spring, of 2005, Christine completed a residency at the Robert M. Macnamara Foundation in Maine for artists.
“ I love my work and am very devoted to it.-always improving upon it”. Christine Nelson..