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“Creativity is about experimenting, taking risks, breaking rules, and having fun.”

I’m always trying to push my limits, the limits of everyone around me, and the limits of creativity. Always chasing the big idea. Always chasing what’s cool. What’s funny. What makes us feel.

No matter the vehicle or tactics, I attack every situation with the same approach… make a connection.

“Chris has the talent to amaze and the confidence to explore. I have worked with Chris for close to twenty years and have always enjoyed not only his output, but his demeanor and curiosity as well. Chris is easy going. passionate, and highly skilled. An asset to any group and a strong player in any agency.”

Bernie Pitzel ECD/Writer

“On a talent and skill level, he is unmatched. I called Chris my creative ``swiss army knife``. His skills range far and wide; from being in the trenches editing video, coding flash animations and doing graphic production all the way to creating high level big campaign concepts.”

Flora Caputo ECD/Art

“We have done some of our most creative work with Chris in his role. I also very much appreciate the can do spirit that Chris possesses. Chris is always ready to tackle any challenge and think creatively to achieve a positive result for the client. It is the vision and passion that makes Chris a top flight professional.

Alan Brush VP of Operations

“Chris's passion for design and willingness to mentor have been invaluable. He forced me to step back from the hard world of code and see things from a more human perspective. His patience and tutelage enabled me to grow professionally in a way that only happens in the workplace.”

Bobby Lester Senior Developer

Creative Director
Allstate (Contract): January 2109 – Present

Creative Director
Freelance: January 2018 – January 2019

Creative Director
Caveo: September 2016 – November 2017

Creative Director
Ellegro: August 2015 – September 2016

Freelance ACD
February 2014 – August 2015

Associate Creative Director
Jacobs Agency: January 2010 – January 2014

Senior Art Director
Point B Communications: August 2008 – July 2009

Art Director
Romani Bros: October 2004 – June 2008

Designer
Chicago Creative Partnership: May 2000 – October 2004

Designer
Grant Jacoby: April 1996 – May 2000

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Awards

2011 Telly Award
2011 Marcom Awards Platinum winner
2011 American Graphic Design winner
2013 Davey Award Gold Winner
2013 Stevies Gold Winner