Well, 2008 was an insane year. So much happened that I did not expect. I set out, very deliberately, at the beginning of last year to start a whole new version of the site and really push myself both personally in my own work, and also strive to hunt down as much content as humanely possible to create a legitimate blog that can serve as a real source of daily inspiration for the modern designer. It wasn’t easy since I work full time as an Art Director at an advertising agency, and it has been straining many times, but it has been worth it. The site has come so far, and I have plans to keep pushing it further.

Just before the holiday I got word that Uptown Magazine will be publishing a special double issue (2 covers) for the inauguration of Obama that feature two of my illustrations. Currently I am also working on a new television spot for the Colorado Lottery . I also re-concepted and art directed along with all of my hard working friends at Cactus, the new version of the Own Your C campaign along with a new version of the website for which I am still pushing for further development. Thank you to my new writing partner Lee for all of his work on the new campaign. The OYC work included 5 new T.V. spots created with the amazingly talented people at Lifelongfrienshipsociety. I had more fun working with them this year than probably any other project I have worked on. NYC is amazing. I cannot wait to go back. I was also asked to contribute a small piece and make some predictions for trends in 2009 by Computer Arts Magazine. You can see and read this in the current issue (also pictured above). I also appeared in the 50 covers/50th issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine U.K. this month. I am currently working on printing a new series of A3 posters and continue (outside of my day job) working on creating new posters and work (a recent poster is pictured above).

I am still looking for new partnerships both for the site and for new creative projects. I am still seeking a art/design rep to help me secure more design/illustration work and am always looking for new freelance projects. My work at Cactus is going very well though and I feel blessed everyday to be working for such a tremendous agency and be surrounded by so many talented and kind people. I plan on staying there with people I truly care about for some time.

I am just perpetually interested in growing as a creative and a person and that means taking on as much as I can handle. I will also be pursuing my acting career more aggressively this year and will be getting my first head shots soon. Basically, I refuse to sleep until I pass out.

I am also currently shopping for a house and have decided to hunker down for a while in Denver. Its beautiful here. Its an up-and-coming city and I want to be a part of making it a better place to be a creative.

2009 is going to be a big year and don’t let the media get you down. We can make the world better and turn things around. We have before and we can do it again. Stay positive and keep creating. Thank you so much for the support and keep your eye out because Changethethought is going to charge on.

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11 Responses to “Changethethought News Brief”

  1. nick Says:

    all the best to you and your family in 09 chris.
    stay in denver. it’s paradise. when you get a hankering to leave, hop on a plane.

    miss you guys…

  2. hubs Says:

    Hells yeah!

  3. Justin Paluch Says:

    Congratulations on a great 2008. All of the success is well deserved.

    You’ve been an inspiration to me. Knowing that people as talented as you are in this town means that I need to step my game up. :)

  4. adevar Says:

    hi chris,
    you are very hardworking man, i admire it, since i regularly reading your blog, but you have day job, getting update blog and create posters. that insane man, when you sleep?hahah, btw congrat for your great 2008. i hope someday i can write for your blog.

  5. Ryan Says:

    Congrats Chris. You’re a big inspiration and I think your work in the past year has really been outstanding. You deserve everything you’re getting. Peace – 2009

  6. Celeste Says:

    Yay Chris!

  7. Spencer Says:

    You deserve it Chris! Happy New Year. You are an inspiration.

  8. PalmerPolanski Says:

    I enjoy it every day . I see some great stuff here. Thanks Chris.

  9. Christopher Cox Says:

    Thanks guys. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. I will keep working harder to get better in my own work and continue to find things to keep you inspired. I promise. Thanks so much for the support. It really encourages me to work even harder.

  10. Todd Berger Says:

    Great work in ’08 Chris. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to in ’09. See you soon man.

  11. Jeff Says:

    Great blog and great work. I don’t know how you do it all, but I enjoy reading. Looking forward to another great year!

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