INTRO
I've been delivering creative campaigns for over 19 years, formally trained in the visual arts (BFA/HONOURS_MSC_UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA), graphic design (DEC _GEGEP) , interactive media / UX (POST GRAD_SHERIDAN COLLEGE), and CX/UX design strategy (POST GRAD UX DESIGN_IIT INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, CHICAGO), focusing on engaged online experiences with some of the world’s most recognized brands and also some up-and-coming brands too!
I love to help people solve their problems big or small. I work as a FT & Freelance Creative Thinker and live in GTA. I work remotely across the globe (Canada, UK, New Zealand, USA, etc.) and in person within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). I share my studio space with my Weimaraner, and when not creating I love paddling, hiking, walking my fur baby and donating my talent to great causes.
DEV KNOWLEDGE
I love learning new things and working with teams and building my knowledge of backend developments in agile environments and what we can do with them from a design and CX perspective. Some of the languages used to develop the projects were done in PHP, Bootstrap, CSS, JQuery, Javascript, Java, Python, Wordpress, Drupal, SASS, Flash, Domino, Lotus Notes, WebSphere, Visual Basic, HTML 5, Perl, C++, Ruby, M2M and IOT products.
CLIENTS
Some of the great people and teams I have worked with over the years!
AWARDS
A few awards and some nice things people have said about me!
Coffey International Award // World Community Grid
IBM Top 100 Innovations // World Community Grid
Bravo Award IBM
Applied Arts Magazine Award // New Media // Web site design educational_Toronto Maple Leafs
Applied Arts Magazine Award // New Media // Web site design Mirco site_Toronto Maple Leafs
High Demand Skill Award_IBM
IBM Team Success Awards_Intrawest
IBM Team Success Awards_Toronto Maple Leafs
IBM Team Success Awards_CIBC
Global Web Design Award_Pet site_Happy Paws
Award of Excellence in Studio // GEGEP
Award of Excellence in Graphic Design Arts // GEGEP
Humane Society of Ottawa-Carleton_Community Services Award
“Chris is very thorough in her work and investigates beyond requirements to produce quality work. Thank you for a great design.” (A Very Happy Client)
“I have no hesitation to recommend Chris to any employer. During her tenure with us, Chris distinguished herself as an exceptionally talented & skilled professional. Here aesthetic judgment and flair, plus her proficiency with graphical software, were supplemented by her dedication, efficiency, and good nature. She was given a number of difficult, high profile assignments with tight deadline constraints, and met the challenges superbly. Her hard work, talent, and grace under pressure will be missed.” (Daniel D.)
“Chris is an excellent Creative Director. I’ll miss working with her.” (JW)
“After the design presentation to our department this morning, it is clear that you have taken all the business requirements, all of the complicated navigational requirements, all of the UI requirements, and all of the design requirements and magically wrapped them into a stunning corporate look and feel. In a very short time frame. Not an easy task. Congratulations from all of us Chris, for a job very well done.” (client, JD)

CV
Education
GEGEP / Plastique Arts / Graphic Design // University of Ottawa BFA / Honours // MSc // Sheridan College Post Grad / IM /UX Design // IIT Institute of Design / Post Grad / CX/UX Strategy
Experience
CX DIRECTOR / PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD // CB3creative I 2005 - current 2018                                                                    
C0 FOUNDER / CX DIRECTOR // TRITO I 2017 - current 2018     
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD // RBC SmartATM I 2015 - 2017
CREATIVE DIRECTOR  // Monster Canada I 2010 - 2012
CREATIVE DIRECTOR  // VerticalChaos Agency I 2005 - 2010 
CREATIVE DIRECTOR  // IBM INNOVATION CENTRE TORONTO I 1999 - 2005
ART DIRECTOR  // IBM INTERACTIVE MEDIA I 1998 - 1999  
ART DIRECTOR  // The Learning Edge Agency / HHOF PROJECT I 1997 - 1998                                                                           
VOLUNTEER 
Just a few groups I love to give my time and talents to over the years!  
World Vision of Canada // CFID //  Red Door // WCG // National Geographic_Human Genome Project // Weimaraner Rescue of Canada // Festival of the Arts_Ottawa // NGC // Rowing Canada // ORC // Special Olympics //  Applied Arts Jury // CMA Awards // Ottawa Arts Court // NFB //  St-Francois Studio Co-op // Human Society // Weimaraner Association of Canada // BurlOak Canoe Club // Heritage Campus CEGEP // Studio 115 Gallery // TBM Team Sport & Fitness Events // Bytown Rowing Club // National Equestrian Park // ACTRA // Cincinnati Weimaraner Club // Nashville Weimaraner Club // ADCC // Yavir Ukrainian School of Dance // ROAR TEAM // BASEF // 25th Anniversary  Les Miserables
Volunteering is very important in my life. Some of my favourites would be climbing Mont Kilimanjaro for infectious disease research, being part of the Special Olympics, animal rescue, and designing websites for medical research. This is what I love to do  (Asante Sana!)
PUBLISHED
Muse Magazine // Summer |1988|”Art Deck: The Game of Modern Masters-Impressionism to Surrealism”                              The Ottawa Citizen // Arts/Entertainment “Children’s Show Sparkles with  Originality”, September 20, 1988                            Insight Magazine // IBM Publication “Building the Ozone”                                                                                                            Strategy Magazine // CMA Publication “The Canadian Marketing Association Awards”                                                              Applied Arts Magazine // “VOL.17, NO.1|2002| Awards Annual-The Best In Advertising, Design, Photography, Illustration, Printing & New Media”                                                                                                                                                                        e-business Services IBM Publication // “Finding Fluffy on the Internet-Happy Paws’ Web site reunites owners and Pets”.    Applied Arts Magazine // “VOL.21, NO.1|2006|Design & Advertising Annual                                                                                3H Blog // Nov 09 / 2012, ”Decoding Colour and How to Preserve Your Brand Identity in Design”.                                          3H Blog // Nov 19 / 2012, ”Is your Brand a “Social” Listener?”.                                                                                                      3H Blog //  Nov 22 / 2012, "Social Media Skills: Is Your Brand Proactive Socially”.      
  
FILM, ANIMATION, VIDEO AND BROADCAST                                            
Romper Room // Children series on CTV (1970) “My Artwork”
Hi Diddle Day // Children series on CBC (1969) ” Basil & Me at the Ottawa Exhibition”
The Contour Connection // NFB Documentary (1983)
CityTV News // CityTV Interview “Toronto Maple Leafs new website design” (2001)
Toronto Maple Leafs/IBM // Promo video (2000-01)
Media Launch ACC // Live Press launch for the TMLSE web site (2001)
Alternative Radio // CKCU FM Radio Interview “Women and Art Today” (1987)                                                                       
Video //  2013, "Stand Still I for Solo Violin" by Michael Oesterle / performed by Aisslinn Nosky. Directed, created and edited by Christine Brown.                                                                                                                                                                Video //  2013, J.S. Bach's "Partita in E Major, Loure", performed on the violin by Aisslinn Nosky. Directed, created and edited by Christine Brown. Photo image of Aisslinn Nosky credited to Matthew Marigold.                                                         
Short Film // 2013, "Insect" written and directed by Cherelle Higgins. Assistant and Art Director Christine Brown. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                             
EXHIBITIONS
Explorart Exhibition (Group Exhibit/Children) *Curator // Arts Court, Ottawa                                                                                A Way with Art (Group Exhibit) // Gallery 101, Ottawa                                                                                                                      Heritage College Alumni (Group Exhibit) // Le Café 4 Jeudis, Hull                                                                                                Seen Unseen (Solo) // Stirling Gallery, Ottawa                                                                                                                                Art and Politics (Group Exhibit) // St. Francois Gallery, Ottawa                                                                                                      Women’s Group Show-Photography // Gallery 115, Ottawa                                                                                                            In Museology Twenty Stand Alone (Group Exhibit) // Gallery 115, Ottawa                                                                                  Print Show (Group Exhibit) // Gallery 115, Ottawa                                                                                                                          Les Travaux Recents de Femmes Graduees (Group Exhibit) // Gallery 115, Ottawa                                                                      The Next Wave (Group Exhibit) // University of Ottawa, Ottawa                                                                                                    Women In Visual Arts-A Contemporary View (Group Exhibit) // Gallery 115, Ottawa                                                                   
Heritage Campus-Faculty and Student Exhibition (Group Exhibit) // CEGEP de L’Outaouais, Hull
That's it for now!!!​​​​​​
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