Chris Polychronopoulos is a Creative Director working for one of the most awarded digital marketing agencies in the world, AKQA INC. AKQA is known for innovative digital brand and marketing experiences for Nike, Audi, Google, Budweiser, Jordan and more. Chris is currently working on numerous accounts in the company’s New York office.
Chris grew up in Lethbridge playing for
various sports clubs including the Lethbridge Cosmos Soccer Club, Lethbridge
Minor Hockey, Lethbridge Baseball and attended Winston Churchill High School
where he played point guard for the Churchill Bulldogs, winning a 3A Zone
Championship title in 1998.
He attended the International Academy of
Design in Montreal, studying Graphic Design and Digital Multimedia. He’s spent
the last 13 years crafting unique design and shaping strategic marketing
platforms for some of the world’s most iconic brands including Google, Disney,
Olympus, Morgans Hotel Group, Dell, Chanel Egoiste, M.A.C cosmetics, Bank of
America, Dow Chemical, Best Buy and Anheuser-Busch.
background of business strategy and design expertise began in Montreal and then
in Calgary, working on brand development and advertising with high profile
clients such as Molson, The Calgary Flames, Concorde Group, Cove Properties,
Homes by Avi and Calgary Magazine. Eventually landing at global digital
marketing agency Critical Mass, gaining valuable experience creating global, 360
multi-channel marketing campaigns and large e-commerce websites, mobile, tablet
and social media experiences.
Before landing in New York in 2011, Chris
spent 4 years in Austin, Texas, where he worked with innovative digital agency
Schematic to help launch and lead creative for the company’s fourth US location.
There he created global marketing programs, and designed groundbreaking online,
mobile and digital multi-gesture work with various teams in Austin, New York and
The work he’s lead and conceived has been mentioned in Fast
Company magazine, Time Magazine Online, USA today and Reuters. Chris is an
active member of the American Institute of Graphic Designers (AIGA) and the Art
Directors Club (ADC).
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)