Meet chris and andy (and the boys).
You’ll be happy to know there are two real humans just like you behind the screen at Chris & Andy. We met at Rhode Island School of Design 21 years ago and we have been together ever since.
We have two young boys who love to build stuff in our studio and test products for kids. You may see them occasionally in our Instagram feed. Together we have renovated one condo and 1.5 houses (Our current home is a work in progress).
For 9 years we worked together for clients, shared a studio, a car and a home. We have gotten very good at working with each other and with our clients. We know what you are going through when balancing the maker’s life and taking care of yourself and perhaps a partner and kids.
We are your in-house Design Team without the in-house. (just don’t call us your out-house design team).
SHE’S THE EXTROVERTED SMALL DETAILS GAL.
Andy graduated from RISD in 1996 with a Jewelry and Metalsmithing degree. She has been a custom jewelry designer for over 20 years and is very attentive to details. She has taught at RISD, Mass Art and Metalwerx. She specializes in bespoke jewelry design.
Andy is incredibly organized and her students will tell you she loves to share her knowledge and experience. She’s one of those unusual designers who loves computers and reads business and marketing books in her spare time.
Main Skills: Managing large projects, website structure and implementation, content creation and management, SEO support, marketing and in-depth knowledge of the small and medium scale jewelry businesses.
Distractions: Yoga, cycling, baking, traveling and sneaking away for a milkshake with her sons.
Languages: English, Spanish and French. Conversational Italian.
HE’S THE INTROSPECTIVE BIG PICTURE GUY.
Chris graduated from RISD in 1995 with a degree in Industrial Design. He is also a Graphic Designer, Environmental Designer and Packaging Designer. He has worked with overseas factories to produce his kitchen tool designs among other products. Chris has several patents under his belt for some really cool kitchen tools that were sold at Target and other major retail stores. His designs were even featured in Oprah’s O magazine!
He taught for over a decade at Wentworth Institute of Technology in the Industrial Design Department. His most popular class was a bike frame building class.
Main Skills: Identity Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Exhibit and Environmental design, Photography and copy writing.
Distractions: biking, restoring vintage bikes, restoring vintage cars and building machines with his sons.
Languages: English and Spanish.
WORK WITH US AND...
You will benefit from 40+ years of combined experience in design and entrepreneurship. You can make our skills and experience part of your business tool box. You will have access to our network of programmers, illustrators, packaging companies, printers and writers all under one roof. Best of all, you won't have to worry about making sure all your visuals fit your brand identity.
We'd love to hear from you!
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