Bio


The quick facts

Years of industry experience

Years of design agency ownership

Born, raised and educated in Germany


2015-Present

A one-person agency

Since 2015, I’ve been running Chris Vogel Design – serving clients with a strategy-forward approach. I live in Columbus, Ohio with my wonderful wife, Kelley, and my son, Gus. I’ve been designing all my life – ever since I was a little kid (painting in my grandfather’s studio). I can’t imagine doing anything else.

2010-2015

Before Chris Vogel Design, I co-founded the interactive design agency Dotvita in Dallas, Texas. Our goal was to create people-friendly experiences for clients who are deeply passionate about their own customers. Dotvita was profitable from the beginning and 2014 was our biggest sales year ever. In 2015, my business partner decided to try something new, at which point I started Chris Vogel Design.
Co-Owner & Creative Director
2010-2015

Bizfi

A financial marketplace – offering funding options that go far beyond traditional bank loans.

  • Year: 2014
  • Agency: Dotvita
  • Sector: Financial

Danny Shane

An Austin-based cycling apparel brand with a retrospective appeal and progressive ambitions.

  • Year: 2013
  • Agency: Dotvita
  • Sector: Consumer Goods

Reliq

A pet grooming brand with a unique advantage over its competition.

  • Year: 2011
  • Agency: Dotvita
  • Sector: Consumer Goods

Alfra Vico

A high-end yacht brand with classic, Italian elegance designed to wow Middle-Eastern investors.

  • Year: 2008
  • Agency: Winntech
  • Sector: Commercial & Industrial

2007-2010

Retail design in Kansas City

Before Dotvita, I led the graphic design department at Winntech – a full-service retail design firm based in Kansas City. In charge of visual merchandising, digital signage and retail interactives, I was fortunate to create retail experiences for some of the nation’s biggest brands.



2006-2007

Sports branding in Oregon

Before Winntech, I worked as a graphic designer at Oslund Design in Eugene, Oregon – learning the tricks of the trade, diving deep into the world of identity design and sports branding.

2002-2005

Born and raised in Germany, I didn't move to the United States until after college. I studied at the Media Design Hochschule in Duesseldorf and transferred to the MDH Berlin – graduating as Diplom Designer FH (the German equivalent to a master's degree).
Education:
Media Design Hochschule Berlin
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Jeter Melder

A small yet focused legal team that solves complex challenges for clients who like to be involved.

  • Year: 2015
  • Agency: Chris Vogel Design
  • Sector: Professional Services

JuiceCon

The annual conference for juicing professionals – providing revitalizing insights and actionable takeaways.

  • Year: 2018
  • Agency: Chris Vogel Design
  • Sector: Events & Entertainment

Juicing Companion

A 160-page book with flavor pairings, nutritional information, and recipe ideas for cold-pressed juice.

  • Year: 2018
  • Agency: Chris Vogel Design
  • Sector: Food & Drink