Hello, I’m Chris!
Audio engineer turned digital illustrator, teacher and science lover. 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 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!
I hope your day (or night) is fun, awesome and bodacious.
I am currently available for freelance work. I love to help people create projects that fit into one of these types of projects:
3D digital illustration and animation
Graphic design for print, web and mobile
2D vector icon design and logos
Web design using WordPress
A few freelance clients include:
Utah Film Commission
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Genetic Science Learning Center @ The University of Utah
University of Utah Health Sciences
KRCL 90.9 FM
The Utah Heritage Foundation
Creation Music and Art Festivals
The Real Deal Magazine NYC/Miami
First Company Management
Willard L. Eccles Foundation
Scott Brownson Music
Gregory Brothers Law Group
Drivers Defense Counsel
I have been lucky enough to have my work published in the following publications:
Computer Arts Magazine
Ethic Magazine (Spain)
The Real Deal Magazine (NYC, Miami) Cover Illustration
Pantone Online Gallery ( a Behance curated gallery )
The Salt Lake Tribune
Frontiers ( University of Utah Health Care )
Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art ( Group )
Cafe Niche ( Solo )
Art Access ( Group )
Nobrow Coffee ( Solo )
The Salt Lake City Library ( Solo )