Christine with her brother Mark in rural Indiana.

Christine with her brother Mark in rural Indiana.

Nearing three decades of design experience, Christine not only believes in the power of open-minded design thinking, but has been witness to the positive changes it has made in the world around her. Christine knows to ask the big questions up front in order to understand the parameters of the true needs and wants of the client.  She is known for her considered, out-of-the-box point of view and creativity that is expressed in space, art and fashion. It is not the medium or scale of the project, but the heart of it that Christine cares deeply about. Is this new thing necessary? Will it make lives better? For Christine, design is not only about the product produced, but about the quality of the process. Have friendships been forged? Have people learned and grown as individuals? Are we all better off for working together? If the answer is YUP, then Christine has no doubt something worthy of being created has been.  No project is too grand or too humble as long as there exists curiosity in the client and the strong desire for the betterment of things, places, and experiences for the user. As my sailor husband so elegantly says, "Speak the truth and give a sh*t!", which Christine intends to do, whole-heartedly.

education

Bachelor of Environmental Design, Ball State University, 1989
Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University, 1989

articles

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/worn-out/Content?oid=13911925

http://www.seattlemag.com/article/christine-chaney-best-emerging-designer

http://www.seattleweekly.com/2005-02-09/arts/christine-chaney-roger-feldman/