Kristine Arth is the director of brand at fuseproject, an industrial design and branding firm founded by Yves Béhar. She has built a dedicated brand practice where she leads a team of multidisciplinary designers on global brands such as PayPal, Jawbone, SodaStream, Rivella and Nivea, as well as startups and non-profits like August, Edyn, SPRING Accelerator and Juicero. Kristine's hands-on approach ensures a holistic design experience across every branded elements and she believes that hard work and laughter can solve nearly anything.
She started her career in Chicago at Wunderman, Upshot and Leo Burnett. Her experience in advertising & marketing touched on a wide range of deliverables for brands including Miller Coors, Coca-Cola, Burger King, P&G, Applebee's and Microsoft. Kristine has a BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College Chicago, where she later taught as an adjunct professor of graphic design. She also studied traditional printmaking and bookbinding at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. 
Kristine's work has earned awards from Red Dot, IDA International Design, iF Design, IDSA, SPARK!, IDEA and The Dieline. She was a design juror for the One Show, a speaker at SF Design Week and she will be speaking at the 2016 Brand New Conference held in Nashville this September.
CONTACT
arthkris [at] me.com
Twitter @kristinearth


EXPERIENCE
fuseproject | Director of Brand & Graphic Design
San Francisco, CA
2012 – Present
Y&R, Heat, Swirl | Contract Senior Creative
San Francisco, CA
2010-2012
Leo Burnett | Senior Art Director
Chicago, IL
2009 – 2010
Upshot | Senior Art Director
Chicago, IL
2008 – 2009
Columbia College Chicago | Adjunct Faculty: Graphic Design
Chicago, IL
2008 – 2009
Wunderman | Art Director | Senior Art Director
Chicago, IL
2003 – 2008
Star Shaped Letterpress | Assistant Designer
Chicago, IL
2002

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