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About Me

CHRIS ABBOTT

Graphic Designer

CHRIS ABBOTT

Visual Storyteller

CHRIS ABBOTT

Photographer

My Experience

For the past 22 years, I've been honing my craft in great agencies and studios while helping build brands across all sectors in North America from Arts & Entertainment, Professional Sports teams, Tier 1 Retail brands and Non-for-Profit groups, while always doing whatever it takes to bring great ideas to life.

This belief has led me to be a key part of Summit International, National Magazine & Applied Arts award winning teams in various capacities and roles.

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my resume, please click here.

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Offering Ideas, Print & Digital Services and everything in-between.

Now based in beautiful Nova Scotia, I'm available Worldwide, Remotely or in-house.

 

My Background

Strengths

Branding

Logo Design

Typography

Corporate Identity

Retail Design

Editorial

Packaging

Digital Advertising

Brochure

Digital Manipulation

Image Colour Correction

Skills

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

PowerPoint

Word

Acrobat Pro

Office Suite

Education

Durham College, Oshawa Ontario

Graphic Design with Honours

1994 – 1996

Awards

Key Member of these teams:

2000 Magazine of the YearHonourable mention
National Magazine Awards / Outpost Magazine.

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Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment Creative
2001 Gold – Mobius Award Winner / Specialty
2002 Silver – New York Festival Awards
2002 BronzeSummit Award / Packaging
2003 GoldNSF ADchievement Award

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Summit Creative Awards
2009 Gold – NFP Ad Campaign / GMSH
2009 Silver – Newspaper Campaign / Sporting Life
2010 Silver – NFP Media / Second Harvest
2011 Bronze – NewsAd Campaign / Sporting Life 10K
2013 Silver – Green Marketing / Bullfrog Power
2014 Bronze – NFP Media / OurAgenda - GMSH
2015 Gold – OOH Campaign / Avery Canada
2016 Silver – Spear & Share / Spearhead Brewing Co.
2016 Silver – 2016 GLOBE Conference Poster Design / GLOBE Series
2016 Bronze – WWF Takeaway Piece / World Wildlife Canada

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My Services

Using a wide range of skills acquired from years of work in the industry, I am able to tackle any type of job no matter what ask is and deliver great results.

Visual Communication

In order to build a strong brand for your company, you need someone who has the proper skills and experience. I've worked with and helped brand many companies, brands & organizations in North America. I start every project with a well-thought strategy and follow through with award-winning design.

Graphic Design

Being a skilled designer with over 20 years of industry experience, I am able to tackle any type of job no matter what ask is and deliver great results.

Digital Imaging + Photography

Digital imaging & photography has always been a passion of mine. Whether it's seeing the beauty in a rusty lock or a sunset that will take your breath away, my curiosity for the visual world has me always looking for the perfect image that captures that moment in time.

Testimonials

“You miss a 100% of the shots you don't take.”

Wayne Gretzky

My shop

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Journal

A storyteller by nature, creative to my core, I've embarked on my next chapter – a home coming, back to my East Coast roots – to be close to the sea and do what I love.

Back to my roots

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This is the Cape Forchu Lighthouse located in beautiful Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. This is my favourite place to go when I am there. This lighthouse has a special place in my family’s history. It is the place where my mother and Grandmother grew up, as generations of our family have been Lighthouse keepers here...

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Oceanic inspiration

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I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. The water is constant source of inspiration & rejuvenation for me.

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Chris is a very talented and creative designer. He is both collaborative and task oriented and a master at organizing and creating large editorial documents. As an avid sports fan, he is was a key resource for me while we worked on FAN 590 creative.
Michelle Devan, Director of Marketing at JobBliss

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Chris and I worked together on several retail accounts. As leads for client contact and creative, Chris and I had to be in sync. Retail is challenging, add in owner/operated to the mix and the deadlines become tighter and the challenges taller. Chris was able to meet challenges with a great flair. Taking away round table brainstorming, the results of his creative were always impressive. I enjoyed working with Chris, being able to laugh when times were stressful helped to get the job done!
Laurie D. Maher, Associate Account Director at Quiller & Blake Advertising

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Chris has my highest recommendation. He's an insightful, thoughtful, detail-oriented designer who understands how to translate strategy into relevant design solutions. No matter what the client or project, I always trusted that Chris would deliver strong, on-target creative. He's articulate and easy-going, and both our clients and staff enjoyed working with him. Last but not least: Chris is the hardest working man in the design biz! Whether it was long hours or impossibly demanding time lines, Chris always came through.
Andrew Arntfield, President & Owner at Field Day Inc.

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Let’s Create (and maybe we can grab a coffee)

Questions. Quotes. Hockey Pool Advice? Drop Me a Line.

Offering Print & Digital Services and everything in-between.
Based in Deerfield, Nova Scotia. Available Worldwide, Remotely or in-house.
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Contact Me

Deerfield NS
Chris Abbott Design
2515 Hwy 340

+1 (902) 740 2019