Basic Info
About Chris Rogers
Chris is currently in motion, laying the groundwork for Peepol.tv, a start-up based in New York City.

Chris' homebase is in Washington, D.C. She works both remotely, and on-site to wherever her contracts take her. Clients include: OmniStudio and ActionNet. In the past she has volunteered as a remote consultant fo… Read More
Chris is currently in motion, laying the groundwork for Peepol.tv, a start-up based in New York City.

Chris' homebase is in Washington, D.C. She works both remotely, and on-site to wherever her contracts take her. Clients include: OmniStudio and ActionNet. In the past she has volunteered as a remote consultant for Transparency International Georgia, and has worked as a web designer the non-profit organization, Sunlight Foundation, as well as in advertising for several agencies including: Level 5 Advertising/Tier10 Marketing, Merrick-Towle Communications, and ROI Advertising, and in broadcasting with Cartoon Network. She is also a member of the AIGA, S{o}TA and Type Directors Club. Read Less
Design Statement
My work––whether commercial or personal––reflects a journey through aesthetic and philosophical dichotomies. I shift between two opposing aesthetics, creating balances that suit the conceptual and communicative needs of a particular project. This versatility allows for a larger expressive repertoire that mig… Read More
My work––whether commercial or personal––reflects a journey through aesthetic and philosophical dichotomies. I shift between two opposing aesthetics, creating balances that suit the conceptual and communicative needs of a particular project. This versatility allows for a larger expressive repertoire that might otherwise be lost in the pursuit of a singular “style.”

My body of work is influenced by Warhol’s celebration of the seemingly mundane, Morris’ championing of the craft arts, Massin’s kinetic layouts and expressive typography and Heartfield’s courageous and clever photomontages. In short, I am influenced by the world around me. From the moment I wake up, to hitting the pillow hard at night, I am influenced by everything I see and interact with. Exposure to culture––high or low, historical or contemporary––forms the wellspring of the designer’s palette. And it is design thinking that guides conceptual ideation and creativity.

I am particularly interested in subjects that feed my insatiable intellectual and aesthetic curiosity. I had an early interest in the scientific––geology, cartography, astronomy, and physics––every discipline provides an opportunity to learn and be inspired. I tend to collect scientific ephemera, mineral specimens, fossils, maps, etc. I enjoy their textures and detail. When I learned about the printmaking arts, I was immediately taken by their enormous potential for communicative expression. Screen-printing, relief, lithography, monotype, letterpress and the like all have their own textures and voice. Each method can communicate the same message differently. I try to incorporate printmaking into my graphic design when appropriate.

My work is informed by a variety of theoretical influences. Historical and contemporary philosophers and theorists provide the intellectual stimulus for design thinking and conceptual ideation. I am especially interested in post-modernism, semiotics and graphic design history. I feel that these areas are the most relevant to my field as they educate me on social trends, communication and history respectively.

Therefore, my design process is mostly comprised of thinking and contemplation. In-depth research and conceptual brainstorming come before pen is put to paper. Before the first logo is drawn or the first typeface chosen, I examine the design problem in its entirety. When I am certain of my direction I precede with rough sketches or collages. The computer comes later. I often move back and forth between the two. I work with a Macintosh using most of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver) as well as QuarkXpress. Read Less
Words to Live By
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

- Albert Einstein

"We've got much more control than money. You can't get everything. We live in a society where money is what people want, so they can't get the control. We chose. Control is freedom. People say we're control freaks, but control… Read More
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

- Albert Einstein

"We've got much more control than money. You can't get everything. We live in a society where money is what people want, so they can't get the control. We chose. Control is freedom. People say we're control freaks, but control is controlling your destiny without controlling other people. We're not trying to manipulate other people, just controlling what we do ourselves. Controlling what we do is being free. People should stop thinking that an artist that controls what he does is a bad thing. A lot of artists today are just victims, not having control, and they're not free. And that's pathetic. If you start being dependent on money, then money has to reach a point to fit your expenses."

- Thomas Bangalter (of Daft Punk)

“Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.”

-Laurence J. Peter

“There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher- the clergyman”

- Victor Hugo Read Less
Full Resume
Work Experience
  • Head of Design
    Peepol.tv // DC, USA
  • Polylingual Design Nomad
    Freelance // Washington, DC, USA
  • Volunteer Consultant
    Transparency International Georgia // Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Web Designer
    OmniStudio // Washington, DC, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Sunlight Foundation // Washington, DC, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Level 5 Advertising // Sterling, VA, USA
  • Teaching Intern
    Savannah College of Art and Design // Savannah, GA, USA
  • Graphic Design Intern
    Cartoon Network // Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Studio Artist
    Merrick Towle Communications // MD, USA
  • Graphic Design Intern
    ROI Advertising // Annandale, VA, USA
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