Hi, I’m Chris. I’m a graphic designer, illustrator, painter and self proclaimed “Jack of all trades”. I have a passion for customization and adding my creative touch to everything. I love art, painting, woodworking, illustration, sculpting and just being creative in general. I developed an interest for graphic design in high school and quickly decided I’d want to pursue it as a career. I moved to California to work with clothing companies as an in-house artist and web developer. I got laid off during the 2008 recession which pushed me to freelance where I got to work with various record labels, musicians, apparel companies, dispensaries and festivals.
My experience as a freelancer gave me a behind-the-scenes look at various industries which really got my gears turning. After honing my design and illustration skills for over a decade, I started creating my own art under Higher Blend. The way I see it. I could spend time working on building other peoples brands up, or I could start watering the grass on my lawn so to speak. I still collaborate with other companies from time to time. If you have a fun project or illustration idea, get in touch.
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Final Cut Pro
Born in Tucson, AZ
Reside in Riverside, CA
Pet: Osiris (Dachshund)
When I’m not working on Higher Blend things, I instruct painting classes all over southern California with The Paint Sesh.
For me, it’s all in the name. It’s my art and a personal promise to anyone who buys my art, prints, apparel or accessories that you’re getting the highest quality and best blend of my art. One thing I’ve always found to hold true is that quality is key. That’s why I stay in on the weekends and work overtime to create some fun designs, test quality with manufacturers and shoot the $h*t with ma peeps on the socials.
From day one it’s been about my personal expression and getting to unleash my creativity through my illustrations, but at the end of the day, without your support it wouldn’t mean a thing. Your continual support has kept me going so I continue to create and look forward to creating more of that “Higher Blend” for you in the future.