While obsessively studying CD album covers, Kris discovered his love of design. He explored how to creatively shape ideas based on the layout, the typography, the imagery, and the overall art direction.
Kris' first job as a designer was with an entertainment street press magazine while still in high school. He would create editorial layouts and ads after school, working until early in the morning, enjoying the impact of a visual story.
While at University, lecturers recommended him for a job as a broadcast designer for Network 10 News, creating stylized on-air news graphics.
A few more years in design studios led Kris to become the creative lead at Drawcard Media (formerly Avant Card). Where the team created advertising campaigns that people actually like – what? Their creative appeal made them highly sought after, and consumers select the message they want to see.
Kris moved from Sydney to New York City in 2015. And shortly after began working for the entertainment powerhouse, ViacomCBS. While there, he directed creative for brand design and campaign creative across multiple projects. Negotiating with the NYPD to quickly shoot the Clueless look in Bryant Park (don't tell legal) for social media content was a stand-out moment.
In late 2021, Kris joined the T-Brand Studio team at the New York Times. The custom content studio for consumer brands that creates innovative visual, digital, and story-driven content. Watch this space.
Things he enjoys: avant-garde fashion, contemporary dance, European type design, brand design blogs, airline brand identities, architectural design, modern and postmodern furniture, his tiny dog Sir Pipsqueak, and other talented people.