A graduate of the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins, Chris’ practice revolves around experimentation and visual play, but is often connected, significantly, if not always aesthetically, by the process of drawing. His approach to drawing is loosely figurative, but he is interested in visual representation and expressive abstraction.
In the summer of 2010, he worked with the women's wear department at REISS, creating soft pencil drawings of swallows, owls and shells for garments. In contrast to this, the designs he has created for The Creative Archives project were born out of a more organic, automatic drawing process.
His intention was to create a series of elaborate drawings that displayed elements of symmetry and pattern. More specifically, he wanted to combine and contrast various aspects of inspiration, from flowing animal fur, to wrought iron, Edwardian decoration. Above all though, he wanted the designs to work as unique, cohesive textures that reflected and reacted with, the luxurious silk fabric in a cohesive and complimentary manner.