An artist who recently held his sixth solo exhibition, Chris Piascik is also active in the design community. With 6 years of professional experience at award-winning firms in New England, he is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator. With a knack for sleep-deprivation Chris also posts daily drawings on his website and maintains Print Brigade, an online store featuring apparel, prints and zines he has designed.
Education 2005 BFA, Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford Visual Communication Design / Art History Professional Experience Alphabet Arm Design / Boston, MA / November 2006 – March 2010 / Designer Hartford Art School / Hartford, CT / January 2006 – May 2007 / Adjunct Professor of Design Group C Inc. / New Haven, CT / May 2005 – November 2006 / Senior Designer Exhibitions Draw Drawings Everyday / Washington Street Art Center / Somerville, MA / 2010 Spoke Count / Chorus Gallery / Somerville, MA / 2010 Don’t Believe The Type / Ship of Fools Gallery / Netherlands / 2009 Art Velo / Go Means Go / Seattle, WA / 2009 Solo Show, June 2009 / Chorus Gallery / Somerville, MA / 2009 AIGA BoNE Show / Bakalar Gallery / 2009 Solo Show / Tremont 647 / Boston, MA / 2008 Get Out the Vote Poster Exhibition / National Design Center / New York, NY / 2008 Hartford Art School Alumni Show8 / Joseloff Gallery / 2008 Solo Show / Grand / Somerville, MA / August 2008 Solo Show / Fuel / New Haven, CT / July 2008 Real Art Ways, Real Party / Hartford, CT / 2008 Real Art Ways, Real Party / Hartford, CT / 2007 VCD 2005 / Joseloff Gallery / West Hartford, CT / 2005
Work published in The Image Of Business Cards Today by ArtPower / 2010 Work published in Lettering, Beyond Computer Graphics by Links International / 2010 Judged work for AIGA Best of New England student show / 2009 Presented Design Process lecture at MassArt with Alphabet Arm / 2009 Conducted Expressive Typography workshop at Boston University with Alphabet Arm / 2009 Work published in Design for Obama by Spike Lee, Aaron Perry-Zucker, Steven Heller / 2009 Represented Boston in the Cut & Paste Digital Design Global Championships / 2009 Work featured on Creative Quarterly / 2009 Work featured in Affluent Magazine / 2009 Won AIGA BoNE Award for The Election Collection / 2009 Work published in Typography Essentials by Ina Saltz / 2009 Work published in 1000 Garment Graphics by Rockport Publishing / 2009 “Get Out the Vote” Poster selected by the AIGA and distributed nationwide / 2008 Work published in Los Logos 4 by Die Gestalten Verlag / 2008 Work featured in Mankind Magazine / Issue 3 / Summer 2008 Featured in I Love Fake Magazine / Issue 9 / Summer 2008 Presented at the Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Conference / 2008 Judged work for show at New England Institute of Art / 2008 Judged portfolios for Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Scholarship / 2008 Work published in Logo A Lot, by BNN Press / 2007 Featured in ONE Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 / 2007 Portfolio featured on Behance / December 2007 Connecticut Art Directors Club Excellence Award / 2006 Connecticut Art Directors Club Silver Award / 2006 Connecticut Art Directors Club Judges Award / 2005 Connecticut Art Directors Club Gold Award / 2005 Connecticut Art Directors Club Excellence Award / 2005