Hello

Hello

My name is Christian Montoro. Before I started training to be a designer I worked in construction, served in restaurants, and made fancy coffee drinks. I traveled. I got lost. I made some mistakes. These experiences taught me more about design than achieving a perfect rag or letter-spacing. Letter-spacing is the easy part. Big ideas are not so easy. I’m in this profession because I love to communicate ideas. My ideal working environment is surrounded by other ambitious, excitable people who like to brainstorm and make things happen. Maybe you know of a place like this or have a project in mind. Let’s talk.

hello@christianmontoro.com

 


Designer Statement

Christian explores the integration of digital and physical processes for visual communication. He is interested in pushing ideas beyond conventional applications, often utilizing technology along with hand-crafted elements. His latest projects draw upon the study of color and light, influenced through a printmaking process of silk screen and risograph.

Experience

ASU College of Arts, Media, & Engineering

Designer responsible for a new brand initiative, brand strategy, identity design, print, advertising, and web.

NBBJ Studio 07

Design intern responsible for designing and presenting environmental graphics for Amazon and Kinzer Partners.

Resound Creative

Graphic design intern and freelance designer responsible for branding initiative, identity design, print, and web.

The James Agency

Graphic design intern responsible for advertising, motion graphics, copywriting, print layout, and social media assets.

ASU School of Business

Graphic designer responsible for marketing materials, both print and web design, social media assets and photography.

Freelance Identity and Web Design

Design websites, brand identities, brand guides, business systems, signage, print design, and apparel graphics. 

Education

Arizona State University

Master of Visual Communication Design 2016

Virginia Tech

Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Technology 2010

Skills

Design

Identity design, brand strategy, layout design, combining typefaces, infographics, motion graphics, storyboarding, video editing, animation, photography, copywriting, web design, brainstorming, research, carpentry, and sculpture

Software

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro, SketchUp, Sketch

Creative Coding

HTML, CSS, JQUERY

Talks and Events

Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier (AGALAB) – 08.01.16 

Artist in Residence, exploration of Risograph printing

Watershed 2016 – 04.18.16

Panel lecturer, Imitation vs. Trend

Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance

Boise State University, Boise, ID

SEGD Xplorer – 08.06.15

Talk & Demo, Motion Tracking with MaxMSP

Seattle event hosted by Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) at NBBJ

Exposed Symposium 2015 – 03.28.15

Event branding, promotion, and coordination

The Design School at ASU, Tempe AZ

Exhibition

AGA LAB August Exhibition – 08.30.16

Exhibition of risograph prints in collaboration with Malissa Sabus

Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier

2016 MVCD GRAD SHOW – 05.06.16

Poster, video projection, design, branding, and curation

Gould Evans, Phoenix AZ

SUGO: The Kitchen Drama – 04.21.16

Video Installation, motion graphics on three projectors

Bulthaup Kitchen Model Room, Scottsdale AZ

MMMT – Mixed Media Mixed Theme – 04.07.16

Mikrosynkka, Intaglio Prints, Variable Edition

Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix AZ

Matiz y Valor – 11.14.15

Color Interaction Prints, Inspired by Oaxaca, Mexico

Design Gallery 100, Tempe AZ

Night of the Open Door – 04.01.14

Welcome Owls, Video Installation, Projection Mapping

Neeb Hall Exterior, ASU Tempe Campus

TDS Design Excellence – 11.24.14

Hazardous Experimentation, Poster

Gallery 100, Tempe AZ

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