Crissie McDowell

Senior Art Director (aka Professional DIYer)

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Crissie McDowell

Client Focus: Making things pretty


Crissie brings more than 10 years of award-winning experience for clients such as Blue Cross of Idaho, Simplot Food Group, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Boise. She is also co-founder of Think Pink, a nonprofit that has raised more than $70,000 for breast cancer research. In her spare time, she designs jewelry, builds furniture, and satisfies her obsession with photography.

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What is one thing you can’t live without?

My family and friends. 

What is one fact about you that people find surprising?

I’ve never tasted coffee. And yet I hate it. 

What would you eat for your final meal?

Here we go. This is it. This is what we’ve been training for. Lou Malnati's pizza, watermelon, tacos, Mama Louisa's Joe's Special, crème brûlée, key lime pie, Trudy's chocolate cream pie, cadburry mini eggs, Hudson's hamburger, Cougar Gold cheese, and Wolf Lodge steak. Can’t forget the steak. Oh! And Eegees. 

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future?

The past. I have to go to the future anyway. I’d Marty McFly it to the roaring 20’s and hit the 50’s to pretend I'm Donna Reed.

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

An artist from day one. The kind of artist always shifted around a bit but I couldn't be happier where I ended up. 

List some of the nicknames you’ve had. Tell the story behind one.

Gumball. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but I liked candy a lot as a child. (I use like"d" to make it sound past tense). 

Change can be hard. How do you make it easier?

It’s not easy but usually worth it. Head down and focus. 

Would you rather ride a bike, a horse or a motorcycle?

Definitely a horse. 

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