Kristin Ellison, Santa Barbara, CA, is the Content Manager for the design segment at the online learning company, lynda.com. She has been involved in the field of design as a designer, book editor, writer, and now developer of online courses for more than 20 years. Prior to joining lynda.com she served as the Editorial Director at the eBookstore WOWIO, as the Senior Acquisitions editor of Rockport Publishers’ design list, and at Bulfinch Press, an illustrated book division that was part of Little, Brown and Company specializing in high-end fine art and photography books. Kristin has also been a contributing writer to Create Magazine, STEP Inside Design, Soundings, and the Los Angeles Times.
In her free time Kristin enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, and is learning to surf. She is also a seasoned sailor who circumnavigated the globe on a 180-foot three-masted barque.