As a designer I am influenced by everything around me; through my experience, acquaintances, through what is new and what seems foreign. It has been said that kids are the most creative people on earth due to their unbiased opinions and limitless creativity. It is through this type of thinking that we can truly create great design.
I have always held the opinion that the more ways you can look at a problem, the more complete the solution will be. I highly value my career as a multi-faceted designer, and use its versatility when approaching new projects to create unique results.
Throughout this site you will see samples of my work as a creative director, art director, graphic designer, industrial designer, architect and web designer. All fields which I have been honored to work in and will continue to strive for excellence and innovation.
As a fellow creative, I've most enjoyed watching Chris's process of developing projects and building upon his ideas. His ability to string together a group of ideas and end up with a cohesive bigger picture is truly a pleasure to watch and the end result is always brilliant.
Chris' designs are always unique, attractive and inspiring. We are always happy to work with him and the results are always impressive.
Chris' website design surpassed our expectations. He hit the bull's eye right from the start. He listened carefully to what we needed and came up with a design that we absolutely love.
years of design experience
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As a creative director my strength lies in providing leadership not only to the design team but also collaborating across management. Through strategic and constructive processes with a focus on improving efficiencies, I deliver engaging designs that will strengthen brands and influence audiences for years to come.
The balance between wants and needs often comes down to listening and interpretation. Not only identifying the right audiences and the proper form of design needed but management of all the individual pieces to form a strong and cohesive message is what allows projects to be embraced.
From the simple logo at the local bakery to the complex pages of a corporate signage manual, branding incorporates a wide range of information. However the objective remains the same, to reflect and encompass the goals, personality, and character of its subject.
Ergonomics and human proportions provide flexibility to a design’s form and function. Analyzing special relationships and population trends will further influence a design’s success of catering to the vast majority of the population.
Graphic design tells its stories through imagery, color, and layout. Some graphics provide pertinent information, yet others are used to spark feelings. No matter what the intent, the overall goal remains the same - to make a connection with the audience to create a memorable experience.
Packaging can be a very influential communication tool. The look, feel, and touch of a package help the product stand out on a shelf while, brand recognition, lifestyle choices and perceived value create emotional bonds. Through these properties and values packages form a connection with consumers.
Web sites are the best way to connect with people throughout the world. Because of their flexibility, they have become one of the most influential ways to pass along information. A website is a powerful tool, but must be well organized and well designed to affectively capture an audience.
Through each of our 5 senses, we create experiences. Some of these may be visual experiences influenced by light and shadow while others are physical experiences, such as the comfort of a piece of furniture. Each experience helps form memories, which influence and enhance our everyday lives.