Celine Schmidt is NACTO’s Visual Communications Manager, where she produces and coordinates NACTO’s visual communications, ensuring that they are effective, accessible, and engaging for all audiences. She is committed to improving visual education and storytelling strategy for nonprofits, and has previously worked in both creative and program roles with the Participatory Budgeting Project, WaterAid America, the SciToons initiative at Brown University, and the National Aquarium. In 2016, she was a fellow in the Southern Exposure film program hosted by the Southern Environmental Law Center, where she directed and produced an award-winning animated documentary on the plight of oysters after the BP oil spill, intended to raise environmental stewardship in Alabama. She also designed an animation sequence for the Cannes-nominated documentary “My Garden, No Longer,” which highlighted the effects of climate change on communities living on the Vanuatu islands. She has worked as an independent creative freelancer for over 5 years.
Celine is a graduate of the Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program, and carries a BA in Science and Society with a focus in environmental justice and a BFA in Illustration. In addition to communication design, she loves exploring cities and natural areas through paints and pencils—when the weather’s nice, you can find her dashing to NYC’s waterways with a sketchbook!