Chris Avantaggio is an Art Director / Associate Creative Director at The VIA Agency in Portland, Maine, and the Founder and Creative Director of the Maine lifestyle brand LiveME. Prior to starting out as an intern at Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Chris was a professional snowboarder for Burton Snowboards and Winter Park Resort in Colorado.
Since joining the VIA Agency in 2007, he’s helped Samsung launch its Galaxy Tab, created an award-winning ambient media campaign for The Salvation Army, and helped Greenpeace expose the unpleasant truths behind commercial tuna fishing practices. He founded LiveME in 2009 as a celebration of his home state
The VIA Agency*, Portland, ME
Associate Creative Director (2012 – Present)
Senior Art Director (2010-2012)
Art Director (November 2007 – 2010)
*Ad Age's 2011 Small Agency of the Year
MAKE: Portland, ME
Art Director Freelance (May 2007 – November 2007)
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder Colorado
Art Director Intern (January 2007 – May 2007)
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (2002 – 2006)
B.A. Creative Advertising
2016 One Show Silver
Lürzer's Archive: Vo. 2
Poster Art Featured in Draplin Design Co. "Pretty Much Everything"
2014 Business Insider 30 Under 30 Most Creative People in Advertising
2011 Ad Age Global Cover Design Finalist
Communitcation Arts Exhibit
How Design Magazine
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