Looking for that new look, idea, or creative approach? As an award-winning art director / designer with over 20 years of experience, I have helped many businesses achieve their goal of excellence in advertising. I work with a small group of professional designers which allows me to create the best solutions for your needs.
Professional Experience - Corporate, Freelance and Agency
Creative Director / Catalog Designer:
Spiegel (Ultimate Outlet, European Fashions catalogs), The Swiss Colony (Ginny’s, Seventh Avenue catalogs), BN Creative Studio (Sears, Alden’s, and United Stationers catalogs), Silvo Home, Utrecht Art Supplies, and Freeland Industries catalogs.
Art Director / Catalog Designer / Photography Director:
The Swiss Colony (Midnight Velvet, Country Door, and Seventh Avenue catalogs), Cheyenne Outfitters, Gander Mountain, The Company Store, One Step Ahead, Jewel Foods, Dominick’s Foods catalogs
Web Page Designer & Consultant:
Dawn’s Foods; Hamele Auction Services; Portage Country Club; Pflanz, Mantey, Mendrala Memorial Service; Living Well; Aspen Family Counseling; and Miller, Brussell, Ebben, & Glaeske Accountants
Corporate Identity / Logo Creator:
Liberty Molded Plastics; DK Reality; MDA Plumbing; Pro Induction, Inc.; Madison Audubon Society; Devine, Inc.; Lighthouse Learning; Wyldwood Place Golf Community
Package and Promotional Print Designer:
Dawn’s Foods; Freeland Industries; Reinwand Pottery; Devine, Inc.; “Main Street Portage”; Portage Center for the Arts, Decra Led
Digital and Traditional Designer capable of utilizing computer-aided graphics programs (Adobe Design Collection - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), as well as traditional design and illustration techniques.
Chris is currently part of the design team at BN Creative Design Studio, Mount Prospect, IL
Designer responsible for new catalog formats and layouts: DMSI, Sears, Spiegel, Aldens, United Stationers and others.
Instructor and commissioned painter / illustrator
Featured in 4 single artist exhibitions. Currently teaches the medium of watercolor in the Baraboo School District, Portage, WI and La Grange, IL. Studied art with award winning artist Marie Burton of Itasca, IL. Was taught the medium of watercolor while studying architecture at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
B.S. Graphic Communications, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
A.A. Commercial Graphics-Design, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale