Kristine began her career in advertising and promotions, working on everything from Pepsi and ConAgra to Orbitz and Tanqueray. In 2003 she left agency life to pursue both design and illustration-working with publishers, event planners, magazines, PR firms, corporate clients and greeting card companies . She added author to her title with the debut of her first picture book "Lovey Bunny" in 2015 (Abrams) Her second book "The Grumpy Pets" received a glowing New York Times review and was named a "Children's Choice" selection by the International Literacy Association. Her books have been translated in Romanian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Kristine also teaches illustration classes at the Montclair Art Museum and through community outreach programs. She also creates artwork for the licensing industry and works on everything from greeting cards and gifts to decorative tableware, soft goods and wall art. She posts work-in-progress and colorful illustrations daily on her Instagram account "illustrationlombardi". (you really should follow her, by the way!) Kristine is always creating in her sunny studio, while her calico Boo naps nearby.
She is a member of SCBWI, CBIG and The Author's Guild. Here are some of her clients:
Partial Client List:
Abrams Books for Young Readers, Andrews McMeel/Universal, American Greetings, Arnold, Arthur Frommer, Cargill, Central Market, Conde Nast, Delta, Disney/Hyperion, Hallmark, Harlequin Books, Harper Collins, Hearst, Henry Holt, Hill Holiday, Houghton Mifflin, McCann Erickson, Marian Heath, Meredith Corporation, Merrill Lynch, MSLO, New York Observer. Papyrus, Publix, Random House,Reader’s Digest, The Richards Group, Rodale, Inc., Running Press, Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Tracy Locke, Unilever Foods, Vanity Fair, Wiley & Sons