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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona State University
Master of Visual Communication Design 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Technology 2010
Identity design, brand strategy, layout design, combining typefaces, infographics, motion graphics, storyboarding, video editing, animation, photography, copywriting, web design, brainstorming, research, carpentry, and sculpture
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro, SketchUp, Sketch
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
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