CHRIS WEIBRING

Senior Graphic Designer

About Me

Chris Weibring
Senior Art Director
chrisweibring@gmail.com

Chris Weibring is currently a Senior Art Director at FCBX, the experiential and sports marketing arm of FCB Chicago. Chris has experience building creative campaigns from the ground up to production in the experiential, activation, buzz marketing,celebrity/athlete endorsements, and environment arenas. He is also experienced in developing assets over multiple mediums including traditional print, online/mobile/digital, social, broadcast tv/radio, OOH, photography, illustration, screen printing, apparel design, video editing, animation, and 3D rendering. Through his current position, and previous position as Graphic Designer of the Chicago Blackhawks, he has won multiple national awards for his creative work.

In his free time Chris enjoys being a devoted husband to his wife Kim and father to his two sons Owen and Nolan. While Chris has always been a die hard sports fan, having played football in college and football, baseball, track and field, and basketball in high school, he finds his biggest challenge is convincing his 2- and 4-year old that watching sports is more entertaining than Paw Patrol.

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Experience

fcbx

FCBX

Senior Art Director
January 2014 – present
Clients: CenturyLink, Boeing, Jack Daniel’s, Audi

  • Partner with creative director to conceive and execute advertising and design consistent with agreed strategy.
  • Collaborate for the development and production of design and advertising for AOR account.
  • Develop creative and digital production files on time and within budget.
  • Manage and organize digital files and artwork on a daily basis.
  • Check and help direct artwork with suppliers and sports properties.
  • Participate in brainstorm meetings and development.
  • Participate in and contribute to new business activity.
  • Coordinate with creative and account teams to manage creative and execution workflow.
  • Maintain all team/sports properties specifications and guidelines.
  • Provides final hi-res retouching on digital artwork.
blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks

Graphic Designer
January 2008 – December 2013
In-House Designer

  • Developed creative concepts and executed production on team print and interactive materials.
  • Identity/logo design for internal and corporate partner events and programs.
  • Adapted design elements and carried out the continuity of the Blackhawks brand throughout all collateral.
  • Prepared final layouts for print and oversaw the production process.
  • Prepared images for production through color correction and photo retouching techniques.
  • Managed bid process, selected commercial printers and managed relationships with vendors during production process.
  • Conceptualized and built custom creative concepts for sales pitches and client presentations.
  • Brand ambassador for logo usage and graphic standards.
  • Created various graphics for the team’s web and social properties.
  • Assisted on location and in-studio during photo shoots and special events.
chicagotrib

Chicago Tribune

Graphic Designer
May 2005 – December 2007
In-House Designer

  • Managed multiple projects through all Tribune brands.
  • Worked with print, online and tv commercial animation mediums.
  • Focused heavily in digital media including online ads.
  • Developed creative concepts and executed production on print and interactive materials.
  • Adapted design elements and carried out the continuity of the Tribune brand throughout all collateral.
  • Participate in brainstorm meetings and development.

Clients

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audi-3

boeing-3

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nra

kissimmee

cubs

whitesox

blackhawks

sca

njst

Education

Millikin University

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Computer Art/Commercial Design, 2003

Emphasis in Graphic Design & Photography

Honors

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2016 Telly Award – Commercial Bronze

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2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award – Gold

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2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award – Silver

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2011 Promaxbda Sports Media Marketing Award – Silver

award_pinnacle

2011 Pinnacle Print Award – Best of Division

Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Lightroom

After Effects

Premiere

Other

Maxon Cinema 4D

Microsoft PowerPoint

Apple Keynote

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Apple OS

Apple Products

Processes & Techniques

Photography Shooting (Environmental & Studio), Photography Editing/Developing (Digital & Film), Video Shooting, Video Editing, Screen Printing, Apparel/T-Shirt Design, Illustration (Digital & Analog)

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