BIO

After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, 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.

Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts.

EDUCATION

Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford

BFA Visual Communication Design / Art History

MFA Illustration (2015)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Hartford Art School / Aug. 2012 – Present / Adjunct Professor

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

Hartford Art School / Jan. 2006 – May 2007 / Adjunct Professor of Design

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

 

Speaking Engagements

Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Conference, 2008

Boston University, 2009

MassArt, 2010

Parsons The New School for Design, 2012

New Hampshire Institute of Art, 2012

AIGA Boston, Lettering Panel and Workshop, 2013

Cal Poly Pomona, 2013

New Hampshire Institute of Art, 2013 (Visiting artist)

Keene State College, 2014 (Lettering workshop and talk)

Up Up Down Down Conference, 2014

SELECTED CLIENTS

Converse / Nike / Chronicle Publishing / Boston Magazine / McDonalds / Scholastic / Harvard Business School Publishing / Warner Music Group / Republic Records

PRESS

DIG / 2013
Esquire / 2013
Playing with Type / 2013

 

Deadspin / 2012
The Etsy Blog
/ 2012
The Oprah Blog
/ 2012
Kottke / 2012
Esquire
/ 2012
We Heart
/ 2012
Trend Hunter / 2012

LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 4 / 2011
Boing Boing / 2011
Core77 / 2011
BLDNGWLF / 2011
Letterhead and Logo Design 12 / 2011
Typography Served / 2011
Print Magazine
/ June 2011
The Daily What / 2011
The Tote Bag / 2011
DefGrip / 2011
Communication Arts – Typography Annual / 2011
LetterCult‘s Best of Lettering of 2010 / 2011

Los Logos 5: Compass / 2010
Dieline / 2010

TypoShirt One / 2010
BLDNGWLF / 2010
Embrocation Cycling Journal / 2010
LogoLounge 6 / 2010
The New Twenties / 2010
The Image Of Business Cards Today / 2010
Smashing Magazine / 2010
Lettering, Beyond Computer Graphics / 2010
My Love For You Is A Stampede Of Horses / 2010
LetterCult‘s Best of Lettering of 2009 / 2010

Boing Boing / 2009
Drawn / 2009
Design for Obama / 2009
Creative Quarterly Web / 2009
Typography Essentials / 2009
Affluent Magazine Web / 2009
1000 Garment Graphics / 2009

 

Los Logos 4 / 2008
Apartment Therapy / 2008
Mankind Magazine / Issue 3 / 2008
I Love Fake Magazine / Issue 9 / 2008
Vote Poster for AIGA distributed nationwide / 2008
Doodlers Anonymous / 2008

Logo A Lot / 2007
Behance / December 2007

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

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Show / EBK Gallery / CT / 2014

Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT / 2013

Mohawk Show 12 / Koopman Common / CT / 2012
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT / 2012
Look 2 / FOE / MA / 2012
Year of the Dragon Group Show / FOE / MA / 2012

Type Show / Lincoln Arts Project / MA / 2011
Look / FOE / MA / 2011
Solo Show / The Gallery of American Art / Hartford, CT / 2011
True Blue / Salamatina Gallery / NY / 2011
Stock Still / Salamatina Gallery / NY / 2011
Draw Drawings / Washington Street Art Center / MA / 2011

Solo Show / Grand / MA / 2011
10/10 Editions of Ten / Corduroy Gallery / ME / 2010
Hypo Typo / The Distillery Gallery / MA / 2010
Draw Drawings / Washington Street Art Center / MA / 2010

Spoke Count / Chorus Gallery / MA / 2010
Don’t Believe The Type / Ship of Fools / Netherlands / 2009

Art Velo / Go Means Go / WA / 2009
Solo Show / Chorus Gallery / MA / 2009
AIGA BoNE Show / Bakalar Gallery / MA / 2009
Solo Show / Tremont 647 / MA / 2008
Vote Poster Exhibition / National Design Center / NY / 2008

Hartford Art School Alumni Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT / 2008

Solo Show / Grand / MA / 2008
Solo Show / Fuel / CT / 2008

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Who is this guy?

After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, 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.  Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.

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