Over the past 18 years, Chris has been on the front line of the creative and digital evolution. He has worked with brands creating a broad range of experiences that begin with a thoughtful approach and result in ideas that elevate brands and solve problems.
Chris now works with a variety of clients and agencies as a Creative Director At Large. His depth and width of experience help in planning, strategy, creative direction and execution of projects. He is lucky enough to know a small army of outstanding creative thinkers and doers who help him create and accomplish the work of a large agency.
Creative Direction, UX Design, Content Design & Planning, Art Direction and Visualization
Nov 2013 - Present
Creative Director At Large
Salo, NFL, University Of Wisconsin Athletic Department, Paramount Pictures, L’oreal, Boomchicapop, Union Park, Lake Monster Brewing, Lifetime Fitness, MN Pos
August 2008 - November 2015
Executive Creative Director, Olson
Built and grew a creative group focused on activation and collaboration.
Target, McDonalds, General Mills, Red Wing, University of Minnesota, Mall of America, Land O’ Lakes, Chinet , Ecolab, Pepsi Co., Naked Juice, Discover Boating, Leap Frog, 5th 3rd Bank, Thompson Reuters, Boston Scientific, Northwestern Mutual, 3m, Kid Robot, UHC, Pei Wei, Sleep Number.
January 2008 - August 2008
Digital Creative Director, Proximity Worldwide
Opened the North American branch of this global digital agency.
Aviva, Hormel Foods, Chi-Chi’s Salsa, Spam, Completes
January 2007 - December 2007
Digital Creative Director, Colle + McCoy
Re-Built the digital creative group with the goal of diversifying approach as well as adding in-house development and UX.
Johnson & Johnson, New Holland Tractors, Purina, Minnesota Lottery, Manhatten Toys, Aveda, Land O’ Lakes, Take Me Fishing
Vice President/ Digital Creative Director, Olson
Joined an agency of 10 people as their 1st digital employee and built a team of 45+ that evolved into the heart of the organization.
Target, PBS, Nike Bauer Hockey, Formica Corporation, Childrens Television Workshop, University of Minnesota, Detroit Pistons, Retek Minnesota Wild, Allianz Life, Supervalu, Breathright, Medtronic, Phillips Distilling, Schell Brewery, NSF
Chris’s work has received recognition from industry competitions, including AIGA, The One Show, The Show, Effie, Webby, Cannes and RAC awards. He’s also been recognized in publications including Communication Arts and Print Magazine.