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Christel’s Design Studio is a design firm located in Santa Fe, NM. Owner, Christel Emenheiser, is an award-winning artist and graphic designer with an Associates Degree in Illustration from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She has held a variety of creative jobs in the print and illustration fields since her graduation in 1992. Some of these jobs have included airbrush artist (yes, she airbrushed t-shirts and license plates for a living), book publishing, financial printing, mural making (using both paint and mosaic tiles), teaching art in youth programs and at local colleges, entering art shows across the U.S. and most recently as the owner of Christel’s Design Studio. She enjoys beautifying the world through web design and development and all sorts of print and marketing materials.

In addition to her artistic endeavors, Christel has pursued the more metaphysical side of life to complement her creative bent. She is a 200-hour certified Sivananda Yoga instructor, a Reiki Level 2 practitioner, a Thai Yoga Massage therapist, a 100-hour certified “Yoga of Recovery” counselor, and is certified through the American Institute of Vedic Studies as a “Yoga & Ayurveda Wellness Consultant”. [www.shaktihealingtherapies.com]

Since December 2014 she has been living in northern New Mexico, discovering the land of enchantment and talking to squirrels. She is also the mother to a radiant beam of light — a Cupcake Fairie named Nika.