We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine White and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christine, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks has been the bottom line in all of my decisions that have ultimately become successes. If I had not decided to go against the norm in high school and go to art school, had never cold applied to positions in new york, who knows where I would have ended up? Every decision we make affects our futures, so why not take a risk that excites us? Anytime I invest in myself, my relationships, and my career, they all benefit from each other. Risk brings reward!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started off as an illustrator/fine artist but after meeting friends in the film and animation departments at SCAD, I pivoted to digital media. After an intro class, I instantly fell in love with animation. In 2017 I graduated with a BFA in Motion Graphic Design. Thanks to my first mentor, Craig Kabrhel, for taking a chance on me after a Skype interview, I ended up moving to New York to work full time in advertising. There, I truly found my niche in 2D animation and video editing.

For a few years I worked at various advertising agencies and production studios all over New York City, and now I am lucky enough to work for MAS, an experiential agency filled with some of the most creative and kind people I have ever encountered.

Now I am working to establish my personal brand, Pseudotine! As an artist I work in all types of media, but my main interests lately have been in short form film. For the last few years I have been stitching a second of each day of my life together (thanks to the 1SecondEveryday app!) and sharing it on Instagram. This daily practice has inspired longer form content, vlogs that I have dubbed “snippets.” I love romanticizing the mundane– the moments that seem small and unimportant but make up most of the beauty of our life. My mental health journey has been lifelong, but art has helped me navigate it exponentially, and I am so honored to share what I see with the world.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a huge fan of eating out in the city, and the pandemic really made me slow down and explore closer to home. My neighborhood has a ton of amazing spots to check out.

https://gordoscantina.com/
https://www.instagram.com/cypressinncafe/?hl=en
https://www.theacreridgewood.com/
https://www.taqueriaalpastor.nyc/
https://www.therookerybar.com/

My favorite museum of all time in the Museum of Moving Image, but a trip to the Guggenheim, the Met, the MOMA, or the Whitney are a must. Maybe we take a ceramics class at the Art Shack? And we have to go to Nitehawk for dinner and a movie– my favorite place to go on a date with myself.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
From the time I could hold a crayon, I’ve been making art. It’s who I am, creative thinking makes me me. Throughout my life, my parent’s best friend (and my adopted uncle) Rick WIlson encouraged that spark and always pushed me to follow the path that was right for me, rather than the expected option: safety. While he never got to live out his dreams, he never failed to cheer on mine. We went on countless trips into Philadelphia to check out the latest art exhibit, watched old episodes of the Joy of Painting together, and often just sat together outside while I sketched the apple orchard that made up his backyard. While Uncle Rick has since passed on, he has continued to be my motivation. While he never got to shine in the way he wanted, he never failed to uplift others. He helped me believe that I was talented and worthy, and that’s a gift that will always keep my spark lit.

Website: https://www.pseudotine.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pseudotine/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-white-10aa9787/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lQesFitbxsftJ5deumnDg

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