Kristin Girvin Redman<- Back
Kristin, aka "Cricket", principal at Cricket Design Works, grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts in the 70s, the daughter of an entrepreneurial mechanical engineer and a home economist/master seamstress and from them she got the genes to make stuff. In college she chose to study biology and art, and then design at the Rhode Island School of Design. During rough economic times she turned back to biology and got a job in environmental consulting which led her to Wisconsin to get an M.S. in Oceanography and Limnology. In grad school she enjoyed making charts, graphs, powerpoints and maps much more than she did doing stats and reading journal articles. After a couple years back in the field as an environmental scientist she ditched that career and built up a graphic/web design portfolio and got a job at a nice agency in town. She worked there for a couple years before leaving to start her own freelance gig that evolved over the course of 10 years into the thriving studio that turns out great work for great clients. Cricket has also taught in the Graphic Design program at Madison Area Technical College and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Graphic Design Program. She also serves on the board as the VIce President for Design Madison, and speaks on creativity, design thinking and process when asked.
Current favs: Seed catalogs, frites, practicing ukelele, Hammond B3, trail running, yoga, and a good book - always looking for a good book!