Welcome to my online portfolio. I'm Kristine Joy Heinze McClure - better known as Kristie - owner of HighlyAnimated Studios.
My company is called HighlyAnimated Studios for a reason. I am indeed an animated individual; I'm always excited to face new design challenges and find creative solutions. I consider myself incredibly blessed to make a living doing what I love. I knew I would work in an artistic field from a young age. As a child, after showing off my latest sketch, I was asked, "Do you want to be an artist when you grow up?" My reply? "I am already an artist." I've always had a tendency to read and analyze the ads in magazines, and skip the articles. I've been playing with computers from the time I was 2 years old, starting on DOS and working my way up. After taking college-level fine art classes, I attended the Art Institute of California - San Diego, and graduated with a B.S. in Media Arts and Animation. Since then, I have worked with clients in a range of industries, from arts and entertainment, to apparel, to education and non-profit.
Personally, I enjoy putting my artistic talents to use as an oil painter. I am very fond of dancing, playing the mandolin, watching college football, baking unhealthy treats, and traveling with my husband. I am active as a volunteer in my community, especially in assisting the homeless.