Chris Telford

CHRIS-TELFORD

SESSIONS COLLEGE

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?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
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?
Urban Monk

ANY PETS?
A cat named Felix

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and CSS

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Karate Kid, Limitless, Elysium

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Jeremy Mann!

FAVORITE CHARITY?
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?
Herkimer diamonds

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

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