Revolution
Cristy Shepard

Cristy Shepard

Graphic Designer

Cristy was born and raised far south of here in Guatemala City. Growing up, she was the “quiet artistic kid,” happy to spend her free time drawing or painting by herself.

She went on to study communications and graphic design at Galileo University, while teaching elementary school to pay the bills.

And then, the Internet love gods struck.

She met a friend from Saint John, NB, through the social networking site hi5. The more they talked, the closer they became – until he traveled all the way to Guatemala for a visit. Cue the fireworks.

After two-and-a-half years of long distance love, the two got married and Cristy moved to Saint John to become a full-blown Maritimer. And we couldn’t be happier to have her.

Before joining Revolution, she produced beautiful work for the United Way Saint John, the Saint John Mill Rats Foundation, the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre and Eastern Charlotte Waterways. She also completed a graphic design diploma from the Atlantic Centre for Arts with high honours.

Since joining Revolution, she has produced something even more stunning – and we’re not talking client work. She gave birth to a daughter, Payton. #frigginadorable

While she loves the architecture, natural beauty, cleanliness and safety of her new portside home, Cristy’s roots will remain with her always. For one, she’s known for making a sinful beef taco. Deliciosa!