Ondine credits her skill with images as a combination of genetics and a lifelong interest in comics, photography, film and reading.

As a young person, she avidly devoured early DC “World’s Finest” comics and authors such as Nora Zeale Hurston, and Orson Scott Card, while enjoying the sparkling banter of comedy/mysteries such as The Thin Man and classic multi-genre dramas like Tsui Hark’s "Peking Opera Blues."

As a designer and art director in Chicago, Ondine has worked for First Publishing (the company that successfully revived Classics Illustrated) and NewCity Communications (producers of NewCityChicago.com.) She managed scores of freelance projects with companies such as Propago, Temkin Advertising and Marketing Solutions.

Since moving to San Francisco Ondine has designed and art directed for Factsheet Five, Star*Reach, San Francisco Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Curve Magazine, and other clients. She has also worked as a video editor for ODC Dance, Smith & Hawken and E*Trade. She currently works as a H.I.T. Coach (Health Information Technology) with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In her spare time Ondine is learning to code in Javascript and Ruby, and is an assistant football coach with the Contra Costa College Comets.