Hi, I’m Chris!

Audio engineer turned designer, mentor, 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 in and around Salt Lake City.

To give my ears a break, I began studying digital art, interactive design, and animation at Salt Lake Community College. Shortly after I starting teaching design classes at Salt Lake City’s after-school program Global Artways and Youth City. In 2007 I joined Spy Hop as their In-House Graphic Designer and Design Mentor teaching K-12 students about animation and design.

Since then I have had a chance to work on freelance design, illustration, animation, and interactive projects with a variety of clients and design agencies. As a freelancer, I have developed a love of the creative process and adapting my perspective to other people/organizations to help tell their story through visual communication.

In 2015 I created a custom major to study a combination of science and design at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. In 2019 I received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Visualization. I am currently working on developing new tools to help patients and medical students engage with science in exciting new ways. My hope is to find new methods of accessing digital content through speech recognition and augmented reality. Later in 2019, I joined Intermountain Healthcare as a full-time designer and 3D animator working in patient education to explore these ideas.

Currently, I am working as an animator and designer at a Salt Lake City creative studio called Gantry Creative focusing on 3D/2D motion design.

I have a passion for the learning process and I love working with others to create illustrations and designs that connect people to great ideas, scientific research, and products. I absolutely love the ideation process! I also love coffee, skateboarding, reading, history, microbiology, psychology, running, hiking, trees, sunshine, rain, 1983-1994, old synthesizers, making electronic music, walking in random neighborhoods looking at buildings, being weird, trying to be cool, obsessing over color correction, texturing and lighting in 3D.

I am always interested in working with new people. Please reach out if you have a project that you feel would be a good fit!

Thanks for taking the time to read my weird bio!

Some clients include:

Inscopix: A discovery phase neurotechnology company in Silicon Valley, California
Micron: World leader in innovative memory solutions
Struck: A creative agency in Salt Lake City
Utah Film Commission
Utah Legislature

Craft Lake City DIY Festival
School of Medicine University of Utah: Dept. of Neurobiology
Genetic Science Learning Center: @ The University of Utah
University of Utah Health Sciences
Gantry Creative
Bowen Studios
Equality Utah: via Modelic Design Agency
Utah Aids Foundation
Riser Agency
Faktory Agency
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Hoopes Vision: via Riser Agency
KRCL 90.9 FM
Preservation Utah: Formerly Utah Heritage Foundation
Creation Music Festivals
The Real Deal Magazine
Willard L. Eccles Foundation
Primary Children’s Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare

 

Speaking and such

Utah State Library Conference 2020: Virtual Reality in Education Keynote
TEDx Salt Lake City 2017
Westminster College Thinks Big Conference 2017
SheTech Conference
Digiforge Conference

Publications

Computer Arts Magazine
The Atlantic
Newsweek
Ethic Magazine (Spain)
The Real Deal Magazine Cover Illustrations
Frontiers ( University of Utah Health Care )
Utah Film Commission Look Book
Behance: Pantone Online Gallery
The Salt Lake Tribune

Art Exhibits

Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art ( Group )
Cafe Niche ( Solo )
Art Access ( Group )
Nobrow Coffee ( Solo )
The Salt Lake City Library ( Solo )