"My career plan since the age of 5 was simple: rock stardom. As it turns out, life does not always accommodate such a seemingly simple goal."
As Design Director, Chris DeWan oversees the practice of visual design across Second Story locations. In addition, he leads the design team and the visual and interaction design of all projects at the Portland studio. Chris’s two decades in the industry have focused on visual communication across a wide range of digital and analog media. He studied Graphic Design at the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis, MN.
Chris DeWan is a creative director, visual designer and photographer. Chris' work has been recognized by national and international design awards and publications including Communication Arts, HOW, FWA, Awwwards, Smashing Magazine and Outdoor Photographer. Chris was interviewed by the FWA in March of 2012: www.thefwa.com/interview/chris-dewan. Chris Dewan has received many awards including AIGA 365, How, IXDA, FWA, Adobe.com, Communication Arts, Awwwards, Web Visionary Awards, International Web Fest Award, Muse Awards, FITC, CSS Awards, Design Taxi, Design Boom.
Before joining the team at Second Story Chris worked at Swim345, Morsekode and Associates by Design.