Christie Cereshko | Owner & Creative Director
Hi. I’m Christie.
Originally this “about” page had all sorts of irrelevant information written in a really cheesy way. One night at 3am I thought… “Do people really need to hear some repetitive details about what their business needs?” Probably not. “Do they want to actually know more about the main person they’d be doing business with?” Definitely.
I started CMD Graphics in 2007 upon graduating from Cleveland Sate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a specific program certificate in Graphic Design. Throughout college I knew the end game was to work for myself. After education I needed the next most important element. EXPERIENCE.
I worked for several creative companies part time, building up my skills and knowledge along the way. I believe every single job you commit to teaches you valuable lessons you’ll use later on. Right after college I attended marketing gatherings in Downtown Cleveland. My goal would be to hand out at least 10 business cards. After that year I wouldn’t market my business again. Word of mouth became the absolute marketing tool for me. I’m met some incredible people throughout the years who I respect and appreciate for always passing my name along.
“If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.” – Michael Bierut
I love the clients I work with. It keeps work interesting learning about so many different industries. I enjoy listening to your vision and navigating my way through revisions to provide designs that truly represent your message.
I am incredibly grateful for the partnerships I have built with my clients, print vendors, IT companies, and mentors.
I’ve got a trusted right-hand man who helps with all of my website development and handful of great designers who jump in to help keep things fresh and bounce ideas. It is amazing to see the BIG stuff we can put out. We strive to provide the highest level of professional design.
I have an incredibly supportive husband and two wildly entertaining children, whom I adore.
Ever heard of Clifton’s Strength Finder? My top 5 may assist in explaining me a bit more.
ACHIEVER • COMMUNICATION • STRATEGIC • WOO • EMPATHY
I look forward to working with you!