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Chris is a designer, artisan, and illustrator, formally trained in industrial design, web development and visual arts. He holds a design degree from Emily Carr University, Vancouver and Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan (BDes 2008), along with a Web Development Diploma from Camosun College, Victoria (2011).

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Chris is a designer, artisan, and illustrator, formally trained in industrial design, web development and visual arts. He holds a design degree from Emily Carr University, Vancouver and Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan (BDes 2008), along with a Web Development Diploma from Camosun College, Victoria (2011).

Chris' relationship with creative arts goes back to early childhood influences from family and community in the Rocky Mountains of BC. As a child he was surrounded by artists, artisans, and home builders. After studying painting and sculpture at Victoria College of Art (93-95), he started a business in applied arts and wood craft. Drawn to artifacts for their ability to represent cultural intelligence and craftsmanship, he specialized in creating percussion instruments, furniture, cabinetry and lighting. From 98 to 08 he continued to expand his trade and design acumen working on residential and commercial tenant improvements, while studying industrial design.

Chris has completed nearly two decades of private commissions, worked in Romaric Le Tiec and Joran Briand Studios (Paris), and developed International initiatives within underserved communities in Africa and Bangladesh. These experiences are the foundations of Chris' design consultancy Collecula, and social design organization DesignAid, of which he is a co-founder (2010-present). Read Less
Collecula is the consultancy of designer Chris Ryan. Through Collecula, Chris designs products by merging formal disciplines; from artisanal craft, industrial design and furniture design to web development and illustration. Collecula represents a cohesion of these disciplines directed by human-centred design princ… Read More
Collecula is the consultancy of designer Chris Ryan. Through Collecula, Chris designs products by merging formal disciplines; from artisanal craft, industrial design and furniture design to web development and illustration. Collecula represents a cohesion of these disciplines directed by human-centred design principles, material and process experimentation. Read Less
Member since: Nov 15, 2011