Christopher Holtwick was born in the suburbs of Cleveland, where he grew up playing video games and little league baseball. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, a saxophone squad leader in the marching band, a member of the French Club, and a team member of the Men's Volleyball Club. After receiving an honor's diploma, Christopher continued his education at Bowling Green State University.
While attending school at BGSU, Christopher majored in Digital Art with a specialization in animation. His BFA curriculum provided a well-rounded education, having studied everything from glass blowing to Canadian Studies. While his major was animation, Christopher spread his focus towards his passions of photography and painting. Christopher participated in intramural softball and curling, along side his future collaborator Scott Smalley. Holtwick and Smalley would go on to create NEOTOLEDO, a music, art, and performance group with a futuristic, robot and space theme.
After graduating with high marks from Bowling Green, Christopher returned to the suburbs of Cleveland. He began attending Lorain County Community College, where he participated in their theater program. He joined the production of Kumashakana Asi on their trip to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, where he performed multiple roles. Christopher also began working at the regional newspaper, The Chronicle Telegram, as their web master.
Christopher relocated to San Diego, where he began doing freelance web and graphic design. He began drawing caricatures and painting. He participated in gallery and festival art shows throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. He has drawn caricatures at Legoland California, the San Diego Zoo, and at multiple events. He designed postcards for Modern Postcard, followed by a contract with Intuit. Over the last few years, Christopher has been creating designs and developing websites with E-Rehab. He has also started Amusement Artists, with Elizabeth Zaikowski, an event and retail art concessions company.