Christy Montgomery

Associate Principal

As associate principal at RSM Design, Christy Montgomery brings seasoned experience to the table with a focus on maintaining a consistent vision from  concept through final installation. Since 2002, her strength is in defining and  addressing the unique challenges of every project. Her methodology utilizes data-driven analysis and creative thinking to build compelling brand narratives, intuitive wayfinding, and deeply meaningful connections.

Christy approaches each project with care, consideration and attention to detail. 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 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