Clients and Info

Christina Wald peeking through a 14th century
window at Cetatea Neamț in Romania.

 Christina Wald specializes in illustration, toy and giftware design, and product design. She has illustrated over 50 children's books and done artwork for many other books, magazines, packaging, and products.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design.

Her obsessions include travel, reading, comics, audiobooks, movies, good TV, stand-up comedy, musicals, game nights, design, animation, urban sketching, sketching, and weird history.

She runs Cincinnati's weekly Illustrators Lunch (join us on Facebook) and is part of the team that manages Urban Sketchers Cincinnati.

She also teaches illustration at Northern Kentucky University and Art Academy of Cincinnati and won a Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Instruction Award from NKU in 2023.

Any spare time she has is used to plan trips and travel-preferably to other countries as budget allows. (See how she worked in travel twice?)

She lives in Cincinnati with her toy engineer husband Troy (Fun Factoid: Troy used to be on the Batman team at Kenner Toys and also designed toys for Ghostbusters, Rat Fink (he is mentioned in Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth’s biography), Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and many other lines) and 2 cats, Miffy and Conan (they don’t design anything really but Miffy likes to help with the illustration process)…

Another Fun Factoid: She shares a birthday with Janeanne Garofalo, Naomi Watts and Moon Unit Zappa…

Contact her at

Client Highlights: 
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Graphic Arts Books/West Winds Press
  • Caracyn Publishing
  • Bloomsbury UK
  • Usborne Publishing
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Werd & Weber
  • Heinemann Publishing
  • Angels on Earth Magazine/Guideposts 
  • Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin for Young Readers
  • Tek Nek Toys/Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/US Forest Service/Mountain Press
  • Sylvan Dell/Arbordale Publishing
  • National Geographic
  • Parachute Publishing/Running Press Kids
  • Wild Planet Toys
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson Publishing
  • Capstone Publishing/Picture Window
  • Dinardo Design
  • Blue Sneaker Press/San Diego Zoo Global
  • Publications International, Ltd.
  • Intervisual Books
  • Pelican Publishing
  • Storey Publishing
  • Kaplan Publishing
  • International Playthings
  • Walter Foster
  • Piggy Toes Press
  • Options Publishing
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Jakks Pacific
  • Play Along Toys
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Bradford Exchange
  • Mazer Corporation
  • New Creative Enterprises
  • Latin Finance Magazine
  • Leapfrog, Inc.
  • Pavilian Gift Company
  • Weekly Reader
  • Dragon Magazine
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Hasbro Toy Group
  • Hampton-Brown
  • Warner Brothers Toys
  • Gibson Greetings
  • Galoob
  • U. S. Playing Card
  • and many others 
At the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Award winners:

Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant (winner of 2018 NSTA Outstanding Trade Book, Best STEM BOOK for 2018, 2018 Mathical Honor Book and 2018 Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and Australian Early Childhood STEM Book List - ELSA (Early Learning STEM Australia), by the University of Canberra, Australian Government Department of Education and Training)
Camas and Sage Skipping Stones 2016 book award in Nature and Ecology
Featured on HuffPost Books:
A Warm Winter Tail (winner of a 2013 Gelett Burgess Award)
The Wild Life of Elk (A joint venture between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Forest Service) was a finalist for a 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award
Habitat Spy (winner of a Tillywig Brain Child Award)
Henry the Impatient Heron (winner of a 2010 Mom’s Choice Gold Award)

Christina has worked on many licensed toys, books and games too and is familiar with using style guides.

Properties worked on over the years include:
  • Star Wars
  • Sesame Street
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Dune
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Babylon 5
  • John Deere
  • Goosebumps
  • Hannah Montana
  • Peanuts
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • G.I. Joe
  • And others...
She has also had work featured in Imagine FX and Dragon Magazine.

She has done frequent gallery shows and book festivals as well.

Check out her newest webcomic Embrace the Crone, updated every Monday!

Join the Crone Facebook group!

This site focuses on children's book illustration, if you are interested in some of the fun RPG and CCG art I did in the past, such as the Star Wars RPG and the Middle Earth card game, I have started a little site to showcase it.

Check it Out!

Stalked by Zombies at the Garden of the Gods in CO with Troy...
Gallery Shows:

 TOGETHER at Light Grey Art Lab


2024:  Christina Wald: My Sketching Obsession Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College

2023:  From Goddess to Warrior Oxford Community Arts Center


2023:  Sketches of Cincinnati Reading Community Arts Center

2022:  Solo Show Stay and Wonder Gallery at Columbia Plaza  

2020:  TOGETHER Light Grey Art Lab Minneapolis, MN 

2020: Faculty Exhibition Main Gallery at NKU SOTA

2020: Urban Sketchers Cincinnati  Stay and Wonder Gallery at Columbia Plaza 

2019: "Mind Gardens" Curated by Ursula Roma at Caza Sikes Gallery

2019: "Episode IV A New Hope: May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show" Brew House

2019: Amazing Adventures: An Exhibition of Art Inspired by the Works of Jules Verne in London at The Framers Gallery

2019: Ral Buldhar: A Dungeons and Dragons Art Show at Chase Public

2018: DOMINATION ILLUSTRATION Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College

2018: "Episode III: May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show" Brew House

2018: Art Academy Faculty Show

2017: In:Sight Design Exhibition-a showcase in excellence in strategy and creative risk in regional design Main Gallery at NKU SOTA

2017: Creative Juice: A Group Exhibition Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College

2017: "Episode II: May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show" Brew House

2016: Illustration Show with C. F. Payne, Jerry Dowling, Jeffrey Ebeller and Christina Wald Flats Art Gallery

2016: Popp=D ART Mobile Gallery

2016: "Creative Juice Exhibition" Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

2016: "May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show" Brew House

"The-Show-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named" Pop Revolution Gallery

Slam Bam Comic Jam Show and lecture program at the Art Academy

The Art of Storytelling Brazee Street Studios
2014: "Cincinnati Illustrators" Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

2014: Empire Built on Ghosts
Popp=d ART Gallery

Children's Book Illustration Art Show at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center

'Drawing the Line: the Art of Comics, Illustration and Animation' in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College

2010: Painting Acquired from Little Red Bat for
Lucas County Children's Library

2007: Cincinnati's Storybook Treasures Cincinnati Public Library 

Artists at the May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show


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