Artist for the Music Industry. Currently working as the Art Director of a souvenir and gift company Chris possesses the technical skill as well as the creative thinking required to solve design problems. With over 11 years of post grad experience, Chris has developed strong organizational and time management skills, a high level of attention to detail, and ability to work under tight deadlines. His background in illustration with an emphasis in vector based graphics is the cornerstone of his success.

Work Samples

  • Yonder Mountain String Band

Work History

  • Key Account Artist - Corporate Division

    • Ouray Sportswear
    • Aug 2012 - Present (5 years 4 months)

    Key Accounts - Maintain strict licensing and brand guidelines for million dollar accounts
    Speculative Art - Presenting new custom artwork to large companies
    Generate Sales - Designing intriguing graphics that will turn over large print runs
    National Sales Team - Working exclusively with a national sales force

  • Owner

    • Whiskeyfoot Prints
    • Aug 2011 - Present (6 years 4 months)

    Design - Creating stimulating graphics for entertainers and events
    Operation - Shipping/Invoicing orders
    Sales - Promoting on/off site sales of art or merchandise
    Printing - Hand pressing screen printed art for clients
    Marketing - Forming new clients through multiple marketing strategies

  • Production Artist

    • Ouray Sportswear
    • Aug 2011 - Sep 2012 (1 year 1 month)

    Customer Art - Redrawing and preparing customer art for embroidery and screen print production
    Custom Art - Design new artwork for colleges, resorts and businesses
    Preflight - Preflighting/RIPing artwork for screen print production
    Technical - Creating actions, swatch palettes, garment cads, templates to be used universally
    Photography - Shooting and cleaning garment photos for customer approval and website use

  • Press Operator

    • Ouray Sportswear
    • Dec 2010 - Aug 2011 (8 months)

    Press Operator - Registering up to 11 colors on MHM automatic rotary press
    Manual Printing - Printing samples for speculative larger runs

  • Design and Customer Service

    • Threaded Ink Media
    • Nov 2007 - Dec 2009 (2 years 1 month)

    Screen Print - Preparing/Designing custom or customer art for screen printing
    Basic Digitizing - Digitizing Fonts and Density changes.
    Vinyl Graphics - Preparing/Designing/Installing complex vinyl graphics on a multitude of surfaces
    Customer Service - Answering phones, Invoicing Customers, Consulting

  • Graphic Designer

    • Copy Copy
    • Mar 2006 - Jun 2007 (1 year 3 months)

    -Design - Lead Designer for print shop


  • Colorado Mountain College

    • Associate of Science (AS) Graphic Design
    • 2004 - 2007



1st Place Poster Design Head for The Hills 2011 Mishiwaka 1st Place T-shirt Design Sierra@Tahoe Resort Apr 2011 3rd Place Mini Challenge Dec 2010 Battle Royale Qualifier Sept 2010 People’s Choice CMC Dec 2006 digital illustration People’s Choice & Best in Show CMC Dec. 2005