Christy Montgomery

Associate Principal

Christy Montgomery is currently working as an associate principal at RSM Design. She uses analysis of the site context combined with creative thinking to build intuitive wayfinding, compelling narratives, and deeply meaningful connections. She is passionate about maintaining a consistent vision from concept through final installation.

Christy approaches each project with care, consideration, and attention to detail. She starts every project by defining the unique challenges of the site and its users. This process starts with listening, research, and careful analysis. Once this foundation is in place, the next step is getting fired up with inspiration. Every step thereafter fuses what's possible with what's needed to truly move people. Christy's mission is to improve and transform places to the benefit of the communities they serve.


Willamette University, BA Art and Politics

Art Center College of Design, BFA Graphic Design


UCI Botanical Garden ASLA Award

Speaking, publications & abstract topics




Park Design

Education Design

Donor Recognition

Residential & Multifamily

Project Management



Recent Work.

Custom and unique bike racks at Monet Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga
Waterfront Wayfinding Signage with Oakland Harbor and waterfront seating in the background
Aerial view of San Ysidro broder crossing at sundown
College student sitting on a bench looking at a laptop with logo stickers.
Image of an orange rock texture with a white typographic biovista logo over.
City of Dana Point trolley with decal graphics designed by RSM Design
Harbor Day School logo printed on a glass reflective window.
Mockup of the cover of a Dana Point Harbor leasing brochure with logo and sailboat image in the background