Chris Cantley is a multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer with more than 20 years experience. He lives and works in New York City. His services include graphic design for visual brand identity, websites, and print collateral. His other interests include; illustration; art; music; and custom typography. He has an MFA in printmaking from The University of the Arts, and a MS in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. He is a volunteer board member of SPARK, a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of design business owners.

curriculum vitae


Multidisciplinary approach to design; ability to assess core issues quickly and effectively; a creative leader who posses strong communication and interpersonal skills.


04–Now Owner/Principal, Cantley Art+Design, New York, NY
Graphic design, web design, custom typography, visual identity, posters, and print collateral. Clients: American Montessori Society, Bouley Bakery, CBS Inc., Courant Institute, Goldin Capital Management, John A. Hartford Institute, John Jay College, New York University, NYU Steinhardt, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Telcare, Odyssey House Inc. Urban Health Plan

01–04 Art Director, New York University, New York, NY
Posters, publications, print collateral, enrollment and fund rasing event marketing materials for New York University.

99–01 Art Director, USA WEEKEND Magazine, New York, NY
Served as creative head of USAW art department; projects included, brochures, event invitations and collateral, media and presentation kits, posters, direct mail pieces, special advertising sections, online promotions, and corporate gift packages.

93–95 Art Director, Rod Dyer Group, Los Angeles, CA
Designed film posters and supporting materials for major motion picture ad campaigns. Developed identity programs for entertainment industry clients. Clients: Columbia Pictures, Hallmark Entertainment, Kodak, Maverick Records, Miramax, Sony Pictures, TNT Networks, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers Entertainment


05–06 Siegel+Gale, New York, NY
Brand implementation and supplemental graphic elements for the Sound & Speed Music Festival in Nashville TN.

98–99 Silver Editions, New York, NY
Textbook/workbook programs for elementary grade levels; projects utilized illustration heavy layouts

97–98 Bill Smith Studio, New York, NY
Large scale educational publication systems, including textbooks and supporting materials for elementary and secondary grade levels.

95–97 Columbia House, New York, NY
Direct mail, catalogs, monthly music magazines, inserts and specialty items.


MS, Communication Design, Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design,
Brooklyn, NY, May 1999
BFA, Printmaking, University of the Arts, College of Art and Design,
Philadelphia, PA, May 1991


Computer: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, AfterEffects. Flash, html/css
Other: Photography, Digital Video, Printmaking, Sculpture, Book Arts, Music and Sound Design, Spanish language profecency

affiliations and honors

Volunteer Board Member of SPARK Design Professionals, 2016 to present

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