Hello, I’m Chris!
Audio engineer turned digital illustrator, teacher and science student. Growing up with Garbage Pail Kids and NES soundtracks I developed a love for audio and design. I spent some time making a living as a Live Audio Engineer working at concert venues including: Urban Lounge, Salt Air, Harry O’s, Avalon Theatre and Lo-Fi Cafe and a random music and biker festival in a desolate town in Nevada.
During that time I had a chance to work locally with some fun bands such as: Spearhead, Metallica, The Wailers, Motion City Soundtrack, Mae and a lot of metal bands like Black Dahlia Murder.
To give my ears a break I began studying Graphic Design and Interactive Media. Shortly after I starting teaching audio and design classes at Salt Lake City’s after school program Global Artways and Youth City. In 2008 I joined Spy Hop as their In-House Graphic Designer and Design Instructor. I am also currently a freelance editorial illustrator for The Real Deal Magazine NYC/Miami.
I have recently went back to school to study a combination of science and design at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. For the past year I have been deeply immersed in classes such as anatomy/physiology and biology. At the same time studying 3D figure sculpting and drawing. I am also working on developing new tools aimed at the education system helping people engage with science through virtual and augmented reality.
I am addicted to learning and I love working with others to create illustrations and designs that connect people to great ideas. I also love coffee, skateboarding, reading, history, biology, psychology, running, hiking, sunshine, rain, 1983-1994, old synthesizers, making electronic music, cooking healthy foods, walking in random neighborhoods looking at buildings, being weird, trying to be cool, obsessing over color correction and lighting, chewing big league gum and Jesus.
Thanks for reading my bio!