Kristen Cesiro is a tech-savvy creative lead with a desire to build meaningful, cohesive experiences and tell compelling brand stories with gorgeous visuals, thoughtful design and a collaborative spirit.

Since studying Interactive & Graphic Design at Loyola University in Baltimore and Typography at MICA, Kristen has freelanced for a wide variety of clients and small businesses. After working for CMJ Magazine, IAC and Gilt Groupe, she now joins the team at Homepolish as their Art Director.

Her experience with UX, data analysis and psychology pairs well with her meticulous attention to detail and eye for clean and thoughtful design. She is also self-taught in HTML and CSS (yeah–she codes), knows a thing or two about photo styling (see her Instagram to believe it), and considers Carl Sagan her hero.

Even when she’s not at her computer, Kristen leads a design-oriented life–from fashion to interiors, books to film, through traveling, photographing and even cooking, she is delighted by form and beauty everywhere.