Bio

ChrisPiascik-doodle-face2-webAfter starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in the Northeast (USA), Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.

Want to know more? Watch his Creative Mornings talk and click on the sub categories below!

Education

Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford

MFA Illustration
BFA Visual Communication Design / Art History

Professional Background

Independent Illustrator / 2009 – current

Alphabet Arm Design / Nov. 2006 – Mar. 2010 / Designer

Group C Inc. / May 2005 – Nov. 2006 / Senior Designer

Selected Clients

Coca-Cola / Nickelodeon / Ogilvy / Converse / Nike / Chronicle Publishing / Boston Magazine / McDonalds / Scholastic / Harvard Business School Publishing / Warner Music Group / 360i / Tumblr / Bloomsbury Publishing / Jung Von Matt / TBWA / EVB / Victors and Spoils

Teaching

Hartford Art School / Aug. 2012 – Present / Adjunct Professor
• Foundations Design
• Image Processes
• Type 1
• Silkscreen

Creative Live
Illustrative Stylings: Lettering and More with Photoshop

New Hampshire Institute of Art
• Senior Illustration Studio

Keene State College
• Lettering workshop

AIGA Boston
• Lettering workshop

Hartford Art School / Jan. 2006 – May 2007 / Adjunct Professor
• Image Processes

Press
Awards

Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2014
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2014

Graphis Silver Award / 2013
Print Regional Design Annual / 2013
Connecticut Art Directors Club Spirit of Creativity Award /2013
Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2013
Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2013
Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2013
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2013
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2013
AIGA Best of New England Award / 2013
AIGA Best of New England Award / 2013

Mohawk Show 12 Finalist / 2012

Connecticut Art Directors Club Judges’ Award / 2012
Connecticut Art Directors Club Judges’ Award / 2012
Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2012
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2012
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2012
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2012
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2012

Connecticut Art Directors Club Spirit of Creativity / 2011
Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2011

Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2011
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2011
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2011

Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2010
Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2010
Connecticut Art Directors Club Excellence Award / 2010
Connecticut Art Directors Club Excellence Award / 2010

AIGA Best of New England Award / 2009

Connecticut Art Directors Club Excellence Award / 2006

Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2006

Connecticut Art Directors Club Judges Award / 2005
Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2005
Connecticut Art Directors Club Excellence Award / 2005

Speaking Engagements

Creative Mornings Boston, 2015

Connecticut Art Directors Club, Factory Speak, 2015

Keene State College, 2014 (Lettering workshop and talk)

Up Up Down Down Conference, 2014

Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Conference, 2014

AIGA Boston, Lettering Panel and Workshop, 2013

Cal Poly Pomona, 2013

New Hampshire Institute of Art, 2013

Parsons The New School for Design, 2012

New Hampshire Institute of Art, 2012

MassArt, 2010

Boston University, 2009

Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Conference, 2008

Exhibitions

2015
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT
Hartford Art School Illustration MFA Thesis Show  / Joseloff Gallery / CT

2014
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT
Solo Show / EBK Gallery / CT

2013
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT

2012
Mohawk Show 12 / Koopman Common / CT
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT
Look 2 / FOE / MA
Year of the Dragon Group Show / FOE / MA
2011
Type Show / Lincoln Arts Project / MA
Look / FOE / MA
Solo Show / The Gallery of American Art / Hartford, CT
True Blue / Salamatina Gallery / NY
Stock Still / Salamatina Gallery / NY
Draw Drawings / Washington Street Art Center / MA
Solo Show / Grand / MA

2010
10/10 Editions of Ten / Corduroy Gallery / ME
Hypo Typo / The Distillery Gallery / MA
Draw Drawings / Washington Street Art Center / MA
Spoke Count / Chorus Gallery / MA
Don’t Believe The Type / Ship of Fools / Netherlands

2009
Art Velo / Go Means Go / WA
Solo Show / Chorus Gallery / MA
AIGA BoNE Show / Bakalar Gallery / MA
Solo Show / Tremont 647 / MA

2008
Vote Poster Exhibition / National Design Center / NY
Hartford Art School Alumni Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT
Solo Show / Grand / MA
Solo Show / Fuel / CT

Representation

Represented in France by Valérie Oualid.

Self-represented here in the US and everywhere else.

Special Powers

Eating Ice Cream

Eating

42″ bunnyhops

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Photo by Eric Baumann

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