Chris's extensive experience with a wide variety of clients, markets, and platforms has made him a valuable, insightful asset on any team. The work and study he has done in HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign across six years of web and print projects has proven to be extremely effective for businesses and non-profit organizations across Massachusetts.hire chris
In the highly contentious 2011 mayoral race in Chris’ hometown of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, it was down to the wire to convince the residents once and for all that Mayor Lisa Wong was the person to continue leading the city into the future. Chris created a trust-building mailer that went out to 16,000 mailboxes and helped secure a victory for the incumbent candidate. The piece is now showcased in campaign curriculum at Harvard University.
Vivox, a communications leader with a community of over 60 million users worldwide, needed to implement a new branding strategy in a rapid fashion to coincide with an upcoming product launch. Chris, together with the excellent team at Cold Spring, used the newly provided assets and created a solid, multi-level, feature-packed website in less than a week. He designed the site, as well as built the HTML, CSS, and implemented the jQuery effects.
The good people at Animal Care Education Fitchburg requested a flyer for their annual holiday fundraiser, which used a logo that had been beaten and bruised with age. Chris took an hour to modernize the logo and give it a professional touch. This type of speed is especially useful when working on large projects — normally what would take other designers days often takes Chris only a few hours. He knows what needs to be done, and how to do it expediently.
"Chris is a terrific designer because he keeps current with both technological advances and ever changing design sensibilities. I appreciate his uncluttered, 'focus on what matters' approach to laying out pages.
My experience has been that he gets the job done on time while 'hitting it out of the park.' Not sure how he creates such great websites. I stand as the gate-keeper for my clients along with my own reputation and I keep going back to Chris for design work year after year. His designs really work and they resonant with my clients."Jim Spencer, JBS Partners
"… his work was eye-catching, his ability to edit and frame was superb, and as the mailers were developed, he was constantly alert to small AND large details. He was comfortable editing text for clarity as well as having a superb design sense, and being a super photographer (the final mailer utilized text, photo, quotes, customized font design, and was clean and arresting).
In my experience, graphic design folks aren't always alert to textual content -- but Chris definitely was and his work stands above the work of many, many other folks I've used or worked with. Our campaign mailers were professional and compelling."Sally Cragin, 2010 Campaign for Mayor Lisa Wong
"Chris is a creative and effective graphic designer. He can create logos, advertisements, and Web pages to a client's specifications, but his best work occurs when he is given free reign. He is imaginative in his designs without sacrificing readability or effectiveness, and his turnaround on requests and revisions is extremely fast. His ability to ply his talent in a variety of media and modes -- print, online -- makes him a versatile and valuable designer."Ken Gagne, Kansasfest
"To consistently produce quality website designs requires imagination and discipline - and Chris has plenty of both. Chris efficiently designs and builds extremely clean websites …
In addition, he's able to keep up with web trends and frequently brings new functionality to my attention so that we can better serve our clients."Jeff Lerman, Cold Spring
"… it was PERFECT! He was prompt, professional and truthful in his approach to both the project and me, his client. I would highly recommend Chris and Cold Spring Design!”Katie Toomey, Law Offices of Katie Toomey