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Chris Young - Senior Designer
Chris comes from that ’oh so predictable action sports/real estate marketing background’… Not normal, but that’s what Chris is known for – his experience is as varied as it can get. Pharmaceutical-engineering, trains, tourism for one of BC’s largest mountain resorts, high-end Vancouver real estate and of course, his first love of action sports has kept him topped-up on a vast repository of mostly-useless information to share at house parties. Well, what isn’t under an NDA of course.
Chris has worked with a diverse and exciting group of clients, including Sun Peaks Resort, BC Rail, Blenz Coffee, Champion Sportswear, Future Shop, Intracorp, Townline Homes and The Salient Group. In his 15+ years in art direction and design, his passion saw him designing both for print and online, keeping him fluent in the wildly differing mediums.
Immediately after graduation from the well-respected Design and Advertising program at the Conestoga College of Applied Arts, Chris left for the West Coast, not even bothering to grab his diploma on the way out the door. He had to get out of Ontario.
That happens sometimes.
In his spare time, Chris serves as a director on the Vancouver Skatepark Coalition since 1999 and more recently formed the Vancouver Dirt Jump Coalition, working with cities and park boards on public skateparks and dirt jump parks to give back some of his experience that’s helped shape him. You see, he’s been riding BMX bikes since he was five-years-old, and shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Chris has kept active in the bike industry over the past decade, including putting on events such as the Red Bull Elevation contests that have hit legendary status in the BMX world, and doing other large-scale international events around the globe. We can’t wait to see what he can do for the tugboat industry.
When not biking, Chris’s obsessive collection of music spans all genres (short of country, of course), seeking out punk and alternative rock rarities and working hard to replace his vinyl records and cassettes collection.
Chris can often be found snowboarding in the mountains looking for those sweet, untapped tree lines to find the good powder. Ahh yes. That’s the stuff.