Portrait of Kristen Van Aken Portrait of Kristen Van Aken

Kristen is an emerging graphic designer and illustrator looking to work on UI/UX and branding projects.

Hello, I’m Kristen Van Aken. I've had a passion for expressing myself with illustrationing and sculpture ever since I was a kid. As I've gotten older I worked hard to refine my fine-art skills, taking as many fine art classes as I could to enhance my skills. As a teenager, I had some of my work displayed in the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York. After going away to college I started taking design classes which I loved. I found that my fine art background lent itself to creating layouts and creating unique visual identities. I enjoy working on UI/UX, illustrative projects, visual identity, and web design. I also have experience working with AfterEffects to make motion graphics and InDesign creating spreads. I’m an outdoorsy person and spend my free time hiking, kayaking, or biking.