My name is Chris and I live in sunny Dallas, Texas, with my wonderful wife Kelley and my son Gus. I've been designing all my life – ever since I was a little child (painting in my grandfather's studio). I can't imagine doing anything else.
Not really a Texan.
Born and raised in Germany, I didn't move to the United States until after college. My passion for graphic design was sparked during an internship at 4i Limited, a design studio in London. I got HOOKED - so I enrolled at the Media Design Hochschule in Duesseldorf and then completed my studies in Berlin.
Across the pond.
After graduating, I got an opportunity to intern (and later work) at Oslund Design Incorporated. I packed my bags and moved to beautiful Eugene, Oregon. At Oslund, I learned all the tricks of the trade and jumped into the world of identity design and sports branding.
Big boy job.
In 2007, I relocated to Kansas City to take a new job at Winntech. This full-service retail design firm provided the challenge I was waiting for. I got to lead the graphic design team and put together visual merchandising, digital signage and retail interactives. This is where I met my future business partner Dave Onkels. Together, we worked on a wide variety of projects for some of the nation's biggest brands.
Starting something from scratch.
In 2010, Dave and I founded Dotvita. Our goal was to create people-friendly experiences for clients who are deeply passionate about their own customers. I'm proud to say that we did just that. Dotvita was profitable from the beginning and 2014 was our biggest sales year ever. In 2015, we announced the completion of our journey. Dotvita closed its doors in February, at which point Dave and I each set out to start something new.
A one man agency.
Now, I’m focusing on the things I love the most: Creating identities and interfaces for clients, working collaborativley with design agencies and expanding my illustrative abilities. So far, it's been going great!