Chris Young is an Art Director and Graphic Designer in Vancouver, BC.
I’m looking for full-time graphic design/art direction career opportunities in Vancouver.
You can download my resume here (290k PDF) and download some highlights from my portfolio here (6.8MB PDF). Be sure to check out my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisyoung43.
Who could have guessed that Clifford the Big Red Dog was going to change Chris’ life forever? His earliest memories of design include replicating the entire series of Clifford books page-by-page. At the age of six he was making his own books, and by sixteen he was publishing a ‘zine with subscribers worldwide. He had no idea that was a job – it was just a labour of love. It’s amazing what you can do when you put your head down with Stiff Little Fingers cranked.
Fast-forward twenty years, and he’s still doing what he loves; only now he gets paid. As an Art Director and Graphic Designer he has worked on projects from leading BMX brands, to some of the most select real estate projects in Vancouver. Adaptability and diversity is what he’s known for. Well, that and his relentless pursuit to getting it done right, and on time.
In addition to design, Chris is deeply involved with the action sports industry. Working with a team, he has put on some of the most prestigious events on the BMX calendar including the legendary Red Bull Elevation contests and the Metro Jam BMX contest series around the world. He has been an active Director of the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition (VSBC) since 1999, working with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board on solutions for youth parks. Most recently Chris has been a lead member working with the Vancouver Park Board in the development of the Vanier Park Dirt Jump Park in Vancouver which opened in October 2010.
Oh, and he still listens to Stiff Little Fingers.
I’ve worked with some great companies over the years, here’s a partial list:
|BC Rail||Mosaic Homes|
|Blenz Coffee||Peoples Jewellers|
|Bogner Development Group||Red Bull|
|Champion Sportswear||Ryders Eyewear|
|Chum Television (CityTV Vancouver)||The Salient Group|
|Coercion Design||Sheldan Wood Creative Associates (SWCA)|
|Free Agency Creative||SoBe|
|Forbes Medi-Tech||Stormtech Outerwear|
|Future Shop||Sun Peaks Resort|
|Intracorp||Townline Group of Companies|
|Jind Fruit Co.||Twin Fish Creative|
|Leading Brands (SoBe, Virgin Cola)||Windset Farms|
|Mappins Jewellers||World Bicycle Sports (MacNeil Bikes, Ten Pack Distribution, Metro Jam Inc., Chase BMX Magazine, Pivotal Seats, Ceneca Seats, ERA Elite Race Association)|
Feel free to contact me for more information.