Crystal Rees-Gibbs was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and currently lives in Germany. She works as a freelance production designer and art director for music videos, adverts and films and as a freelance photographer. The overall production design function is extended into overseeing and participating in wardrobe and costume design; themed events including parties and launches; designing sets and locations; make-up and styling; and photography. She is also qualified as a TEFL English language trainer. She is available for work in the areas of Munich, Gutersloh and Hamberg.