Hi, 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 in and around Salt Lake City.

 

To give my ears a break, I began studying digital art, interactive design and animation. Shortly after I starting teaching 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 have recently went back to school. I created a custom major 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 microbiology. At the same time studying 3D figure sculpting, drawing and communication. I am also 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. 

 

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. 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 and lighting.

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!

 

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Publications

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

Speaking and ramblings

TEDx Salt Lake City
Westminster College Thinks Big Conference
SheTech Conference
Digiforge Conference

Art Exhibits

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

Some clients include:

Micron
Utah Film Commission
Riser Agency
Faktory Agency
Sovereign Digital Agency
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Genetic Science Learning Center @ The University of Utah
Hoopes Vision
University of Utah Health Sciences
KRCL 90.9 FM
Preservation Utah
Creation Music and Art Festivals
The Real Deal Magazine NYC/Miami
Willard L. Eccles Foundation
Drivers Defense Counsel of St. Louis
Gregory Brothers Law Group