Creative Director & Product Developer: Helping ambitious entrepreneurs develop and pitch concepts that move, motivate, inspire and/or teach. Brand Strategy, Customer Engagement & Story/Tech-centric Product Development.
While serving as Founder / CEO / Creative Director of an Interactive Design company (I have since sold to pursue other entrepreneurial experiences), we became known as one of the premiere go-to agencies in the region for high-end web design and development. Along the way, I had the pleasure of working with national brands like Band-Aid, Cracker Barrel, ExxonMobil, MIT, The Washington Post, LEGO, Griffin Technology and National Geographic (among others).
While I was Creative Director, we received some major accolades that included:
* 60+ American Advertising Federation Awards (including a National Judge's Choice Award in 2012)
* More than 50 American Graphic Design awards
* 5 AIGA CASE Awards (including 2 "Best Of..." awards)
* and Telly Award
You can see tiny samples of my current design work at http://dribbble.com/chrisblanz and a small sample of my photography at https://www.chrisblanz.com
You can see tiny samples of my current design work at http://dribbble.com/chrisblanz and a small sample of my photography at https://www.behance.net/chrisblanz
I have helped a lot of companies prep their stories for presentation to customers and investors. I help them cut through the clutter and present exactly what those investors want to hear. Before you call me, check out this basic "flow" template: http://www.slideshare.net/chrisblanz/pitch-structure
If you find it useful... great! But there's more to a good presentation than a slide-deck. It isn't just what you say... it is how you say it. I can help.
For more information about my relevant experience, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisblanz
Words can't describe the respect and admiration I have for Chris Blanz.
He ranks as one of the most creative, down-to-earth, results-obsessive people I've ever met in my 20+ years in the field of marketing. Chris is one of those rare "creatives" who understands that what he is producing for a client is meant to make the needle move - in a big way.
The other gift Chris has is his ability to find and keep the very best talent on the planet. I can assure you that some of the best web designers, web developers, project managers, writers, photographers - and the like - can be found under the cabedge.com roof.
And whether you need a big, complex ecommerce web site or a simple sales tool - you can be assured that he'll tailor a practical solution that will far exceed your expectations.
I make videos and animations. I have been doing it a long time and think i am pretty awesome at it. Chris Blanz's easy approach to creative design makes me feel like I don't know anything about what I have been paid good money to do for years. I wanna be Chris Blanz.
Chris is a power-house when it comes to online branding. His clean, elegant web designs are masterfully crafted. His visual aesthetic is profoundly simple yet the design solution and functionality is simply profound. That is a rare balance not found in most creatives.
quite simply, Chris Blanz is one of my favorite thinkers, period. He is a great and dedicated family man, a seeker of whats next, a great thinking partner, and one heck of a great person to hang around...
Chris and I have worked on several projects over the past couple years, and am positive that we will be working together in the future...
Spend some time with this wicked smart creative!
Chris is a great leader with a clear vision for each project. He's a trustworthy guy with a great personality. Fun to work with and is always full of great advice.
You can pay for decent web design work from many folks. But what Chris can do, few can match. The one inspirational design idea, the one core concept that floats an entire project...that is what Chris can do.
Chris has done a remarkable job growing cabedge, both as an entrepreneur and a creative director. He has an innate sense of hiring (and keeping) great talent, and he's the heart and soul of cabedge's energetic, productive, and purpose-driven culture. Chris has a proven track record of taking good to great, and is relentless in pursing excellence, in himself and his employees. It's a privilege to work for and with him.
Chris and I were two of the three founders of a small interactive media shop founded as the Internet came to public awareness. I partnered with Chris because of his design skills and business sense. He proved to be a great contributor to the success of the company. I was not surprised, from his drive and design vision, to see him start up Cabedge years later. Nor am I surprised at its success. Chris has an enthusiasm for his work that is infectious. He is very passionate about solving clients' problems and is extremely honest and trustworthy.