Christy Joehl was raised in the small farming town of Princeton, Illinois. Growing up in the rural Midwest, Christy has always been inspired by the beauty of her natural surroundings. When her love for the fashion industry led her to New York City in 2014, her roots began to merge with the stimulating urban environment, creating an aesthetic all her own.
From the moment Christy could hold a pencil, art was a form of expression. As a child she preferred blank paper to any coloring book. By fourteen she was painting large canvases and experimenting with watercolor, acrylic, pastels, and mixed media. Like her love of art, fashion was an interest discovered early.
Christy's subject matter rapidly expanded beyond an illustrated wardrobe. What began as an interest in fashion transformed into a fascination with visual storytelling. She began to cultivate illustrated interior environments, conceptual mood boards with storylines to match. This would come to foreshadow her future projects for Ralph Lauren's global window design team, where her artwork would be featured in store displays all over the world.
Christy graduated from Purdue University in 2016 and currently works for Tapestry (formerly Coach Inc.) in the Global Environments division, where she facilitates visual production for global stores. In addition, she continues to complete artwork for a diverse portfolio of clients. Whether it is installing storefront windows in Brooklyn, generating concept sketches, or designing wedding invitations; she enjoys any project where she can utilize her creativity.
"I am inspired by passionate people, whether they are a tastemaker, author, actor, friend, or fellow artist. Individual expression is the key to being influential. Regardless of what someone's passion is, I am excited by people who truly love what they do and take pride in their individuality."