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Christopher Ries

Chief Creative Officer

WorksAdv

LOS ANGELES, USA // From creating his own movie posters in magic marker as a youth to later collecting pulp horror posters, Christopher has always had a marked interest in the point at which movies and art intersect.

After graduating Skidmore College with a degree in Fine Art, with brief painting sabbaticals in NYC and Barcelona, he was drawn to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of creating art for the entertainment industry.

He landed at Werndorf Associates during the heyday of independent film and from there worked at numerous agencies including Crew Creative where he evolved into his role as Creative Director and Vice President.

In 2009 he and his partners opened WORKS ADV, an award-winning boutique agency specializing in tent-pole print campaigns.

With 24 years of industry experience, the fascination that once drove Christopher during childhood has become a lifelong passion for creative collaboration and design.