Christine Norrie – Creative Director of Cupcake Digital
For over 15 years, Christine Norrie has been the creative force behind
comics, graphic novels, editorial illustration, films and books for major
companies and independent publishers, including DC Comics, Scholastic
Books, Abrams, and The Girl Scouts of America. Christine illustrated the
internationally syndicated comic series that accompanied the first three
films in Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids franchise for Disney Adventures. She
also created a comic series for Disney's Freaky Friday film and has done
illustration work for Miramax.
It is Ms. Norrie’s extensive experience working with children’s
entertainment and creating extensions of existing stories and content
that led her to the position as Creative Director for Cupcake Digital. She
oversees art direction during the proprietary collaborative process of creating
Cupcake Digital’s deluxe interactive storybook apps. She provides support
in all aspects, from sketching initial concepts to interactive app design, to
designing marketing materials and graphics, while maintaining the brand
style for each property.
Born in Bitburg, Germany of Thai-Scot descent, Christine is a self-taught
artist. She moved to New York, and began her career at DC Comics in
Direct Sales before moving on Editorial Administration, and then making
the jump into a successful art career. Norrie has been nominated twice for
the coveted Eisner Award and has spoken on the subject of her work at such
notable institutions as The Asia Society, The Graphic Artists Guild, The
Center for Independent Publishing, and New York University. In addition
to her work at Cupcake Digital, Christine is currently working on a new
original graphic novel with her longtime publisher Oni Press.
Christine loves melding art and story, and the foray into the ever-growing
digital medium is an exciting artistic adventure. As mom to a creative and
energetic 8-year-old daughter, she understands the need for providing rich,
valuable and worthwhile interactive experiences so kids can laugh, learn,
grow and have fun.