Chris Telford is a freelance designer, artist, and entrepreneur living the small town life in Southwestern Ontario. After studying digital media at Niagara College, he acquired his AOS in Graphic Design at Sessions College. He is the founder and CEO of CTEKDESIGNS, a multi-disciplined digital/print media design firm that has grown over the last eight years. He specializes in branding, print/layout design, web design, and digital media. Chris takes pride in creating quality content that has the power to transform companies, and in turn, people’s lives. Art and design are the perfect outlets to tell the world about our stories, and Chris is honored to interact with so many of them. He finds inspiration in nature, music, and all the small things. Modern architecture, industrial design, engineering and living an eco-conscious life are his main interlocking passions.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Bayfield, Ontario, Canada
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Chris McCandless (Alexander Supertramp)
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Abstract/chill/trip hop DJ
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Art Attack on the Discovery Channel
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
A cat named Felix
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and CSS
Karate Kid, Limitless, Elysium
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
5 Gyres, Wildlife Conservation Network, Tree Canada
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Landscape design, roller hockey, any form of creating.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
Being featured in GDUSA
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Pantone 321C, Cool Analogous, Monochromatic
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Montserrat, Source, Bebas Neue
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Layout and Graphics / Typography
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Something creative, maybe architecture or engineering
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Fail Forward / Know Thyself