CHRISTY M. BOWEN, CKBD, UDCP
Christy M. Bowen, CKBD, UDCP, received her design degree from the University of North Texas. Well versed in the up-scale market, she began her career in the Dallas Design District designing for a high-end cabinetry dealership which offered turn-key kitchen and bath remodeling services. She then spent several years working as an editor and liaison for an exclusive custom cabinetry firm assisting designers all over the New England area with luxury kitchen, bathroom and auxiliary space designs. Christy formed Twelve Stones Designs in the fall of 2009, using her technical skills, creative savvy and design expertise to transform her business into partnerships with some of Austin's top design and build firms.
Her vision and attention to detail have won her both accolades and awards on local, regional and national levels. Her work has been featured in several publications from Austin/San Antonio’s Urban Home Magazine to Professional Remodeler and MODERN Builder & Design.
Christy says the key to her success is her passion for the industry and the willingness to understand her clients' needs and visions. Her vibrant and openly friendly demeanor immediately puts people at ease. Christy carefully listens to the requirements and desires of every client to ensure a custom design that fits their unique lifestyle. “When it comes to their home, I believe every client knows what they want; they just don't always know how to articulate it. With my specialized expertise and technical knowledge I am able to translate and conceptualize their vision in a way that accommodates their needs while delivering the desired aesthetic.”
Christy also gives back to the industry and the community by being an active member of the Austin NARI Chapter and the Texas Hill Country NKBA Chapter. She currently sits on the NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes committee assisting with logistics and volunteer assignments for their largest annual public event. She was responsible for creating and coordinating chapter meetings, networking events and public service programs as the Vice President of Programs for the Texas Hill Country NKBA Chapter. Additionally, she served on the NKBA board as the Vice President of Academic Relations, mentoring students at the Art Institute of Austin. She also donated her time through the Austin NARI Chapter on Habitat for Humanity building projects.