Chris Young Design

About Chris Young

Chris Young, CGD is an Art Director and Senior Graphic Designer in Vancouver, BC with over 20 years of art direction and communication design experience.
I have a passion for designing UX/UI for digital, print, packaging and environments, and enjoy seeing my vision translated into different mediums.

I’m currently the Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer at KIMBO Design in Vancouver, which just recently cracked the top 5 list in Business In Vancouver’s list of Biggest Graphic Design Firms in B.C.

Previous design experience includes:

  • Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer, Tugboat Group (2010-2014)
  • Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer, Coercion Design (2006-2008)
  • Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer, MacNeil Bikes (Ten Pack Distribution, Chase BMX Magazine, Metro Jam BMX contest series, Red Bull Elevation contest series) (2002-2007)

Visit my LinkedIn page to see my complete resume.

You can download my resume here and download highlights from my portfolio here (11MB PDF).

Freelance clients have included Industrial Brand Creative, Latitude Agency, Free Agency Creative, Coercion Design, Pacific Blue Cross, Gardens British Columbia and more.

I’m is a professionally certified member (CGD) of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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View my profile at gdc.net/chrisyoung

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Chris Young, CGD

Art Director, Senior Communication Designer

This is the stuff that keeps me going…

Canoeing at Buntzen Lake with the kids

In my spare time, I’m an avid cyclist, snowboarder, swimmer, camper, hiker and lover of the outdoors. I’m also a husband, and father to some very high energy 4-year boy/girl twins. And I can usually be found with a camera in my hands chasing after those kids…

I’ve worked with some great organizations over the years, here’s a partial list:
  • BC Rail
  • Blenz Coffee
  • Peoples Jewellers
  • Bogner Development Group
  • Red Bull
  • Champion Sportswear
  • Ryders Eyewear
  • CityTV Vancouver (Chum Television)
  • The Salient Group
  • Coercion Design
  • Sheldan Wood Creative Associates (SWCA)
  • SoBe Beverage Company
  • Stormtech Outerwear
  • Sun Peaks Resort
  • Future Shop
  • Townline Group of Companies
  • Industrial Brand Creative
  • Twin Fish Creative
  • Intracorp
  • Jind Fruit Co.
  • Windset Farms
  • Latitude Agency
  • Leading Brands (SoBe Beverages, Virgin Cola)
  • World Bicycle Sports (MacNeil Bikes, Ten Pack Distribution, Metro Jam Contest Series, Chase BMX Magazine, Pivotal Seats)

Feel free to contact me for more information.

Creative Pulse Chris Do event

Another packed crowd at the Creative Pulse Chris Do AMA event.

Design Industry and Volunteer Work

I’m deeply involved with Vancouver’s creative and design industry, as a volunteer member of Creative Pulse, which produces at-capacity monthly casual speaking and social events for Vancouver’s advertising/design creatives and other industry professionals. CP’s aim is to connect like-minded creatives in a collaborative and inspiring setting.

Creative Pulse has hosted speakers such as The Futur’s Chris Do, Phoebe Glasfurd from Glasfurd & Walker, Ben Hulse and Greg Durrell from Hulse & Durrell and also hosted the hugely successful Behance Portfolio Reviews. You can find out more about Creative Pulse at creativepulse.co and facebook.com/CreativePulseVancouver.

I also volunteer at Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC BC Chapter) and partner events, like Practivism and Interesting Vancouver.

BMX and Action Sports

In addition to graphic design, I’m involved with the action sports industry. Working with a team, I’ve helped organize some of the most prestigious events on the BMX calendar, including the legendary Red Bull Elevation contests and the Metro Jam BMX contest series worldwide.

Since 1999 I’ve been an active Director of the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition (VSBC), working with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board on solutions for active youth parks, as well as working with other municipalities around the Lower Mainland. I contributed to the City of Vancouver/Vancouver Park Board 2005 Skateboard Strategy which is the document that outlines criteria for selecting skateboard park locations amongst other things. This is still the current strategy used by the City of Vancouver today.

Skateparks I’ve been involved with: Hastings, Vancouver Skate Plaza, Bonsor/Metrotown, Kensington, Mount Pleasant, Leeside DIY Park, Queensborough, UBC Skatepark, Quilchena, and the successful saving China Creek Skatepark campaign.

I’m also the lead member of the Vancouver Dirt Jump Coalition, which worked with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board on the development of the pumptrack at Empire Fields at Hastings Park (July 2015) and the Vanier Park Dirt Jump Park in Vancouver (October 2010) and the addition of the new, larger pumptrack in 2019, which further opens up the accessibility of the park to all ages and abilities.

If you’d like to get in touch with me about getting dirt jumps or a pumptrack built in your community, please reach me here.

Chris Young downside table at the Woodyard ramps, shot by Ken Paul

Downside table at the Woodyard ramp, photo by Ken Paul.

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