Between its two partners, Orangeflux has a combined 56 years of professional experience. Read below for additional details of their individual credentials and specialties.
Kristina's focus areas include graphic design and website development. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a dual specialty in Graphic Design and Computer Graphics. She also participated in (and became co-captain of) VCU's NCAA Division I volleyball team. She was amongst the first student athletes to simultaneously pursue a degree in design. (This was a challenging task, due to the rigor of both of these programs.)
In 1989, she was honored to be inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. She was also an Academic All American.
Shortly after graduating, she moved back to her home town of Chicago. There, she worked at a River North (Chicago) marketing and design firm. She worked on projects for Motorola, Sara Lee, Western Publishing, Jim Beam, Baskin-Robbins and others.
Kristina and partner, Matt, began Orangeflux, Inc. (a full-service graphic design, website development, marketing and advertising agency) in 1996. In 1998, Orangeflux moved to Wheaton, where it remained until the summer 2020. Today, Orangeflux happily designs from its new studio in Glen Ellyn, IL—a short drive from Chicago and e-reachable from anywhere!
Kristina also manages video and animation projects and is an enthusiastic photographer. In fact, photography has been one of her passions since high school.
In her free time, Kristina enjoys cooking, studying French, traveling and practicing Tai Ji Quan.
In order to follow his passion for art and graphic design, Matt studied Visual Communications at Southern Illinois University. While there, he teamed up with a group of graphic designers to create self-published design works, which won them attention and awards in the design community. After graduation in 1991, he worked at a Chicago-based design firm where he met his future partner, Kristina Meyer.
Before staring Orangeflux with Kristina, Matt went on to gain experience as a Senior Designer at a Chicago advertising agency. Working with large creative teams on global brands gave him valuable experience in balancing art and commerce with a focus on results-based design. He became adept at employing brand guidelines while staying true to his creative spirit.