We caught up with Chris to find out a bit more about him…
What’s your story?
I studied Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam, finishing my degree in 2016 with a 1st (not to brag). I’ve always been big into the creative side of life, and originally had plans to be an art teacher, which has sort of guided my approach to what I do as a designer in some ways.
When it comes to my work, I love to draw inspiration from a variety of sources, be it the latest design trends, or older art movements that are still relevant, my favourites being Art Deco and Bauhaus. I also love to do a variety of work, from print, web, and lately even motion!
And your professional background?
My very first design job was for Condé Nast in London, where I worked on the digital editions of magazines like Tatler and Traveller. Since then it’s been onwards and upwards – back to the North where I’ve been working since as a print and digital designer making everything look nice and pretty.
Most recently before I started here, I was working for a design agency whose main client was one of the UKs biggest housing developers, which was totally different from anything I’ve done before, dealing with one or two massive companies and getting to know their brand very intimately.
What do your weekends look like?
When I’m out of the office my favourite thing to do is hunt around for antiques, specifically vintage cameras, of which I’ve got a collection of around 30 and counting. I also love a good book with a glass of reasonably priced wine or gin, naturally.