christian bannister

Christian has been conceptualizing, designing, and developing award winning interactive experiences for over twenty years. He is a proven creative leader with a unique approach to design and storytelling that is a culmination of two decades experience bridging the gap between the technical and creative fields. He is intensely focussed on designing meaningful and lasting experiences and building the teams capable of delivering them to a successful commercial outcome.

In 2001 Christian was awarded an MFA from the UCLA department of Design | Media Arts igniting his interest in experience design. Then in 2006 Christian relocated to Portland to work with Second Story Interactive Studios where he found new challenges developing interactive media for exhibit design and architecture while working on projects as diverse as the Library of Congress in Washington DC to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. In 2012 Christian joined Downstream as creative director where he went on to lead multi-disciplinary teams across complex environmental projects while working with global brands like Verizon, Nike, Telstra, Caterpillar and Northwestern Mutual.

recognition

Sydney Design Awards

Gold Winner (Telstra Discovery Store)

AIGA 365 | Design Effectiveness Competition

(Adobe Infinite Creativity)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Experimental (Body Collective)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Experimental (Design Your Own Ballpark)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

BEST OF SHOW (Design Your Own Ballpark)

I.D., Annual Design Review

Honorable Mention (Design Your Own Ballpark)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Outstanding, Kiosks (Body Collective)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Merit, Consumer Web Sites (Oregon TimeWeb)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Merit, Kiosks (Annenberg Community Beach House)

Rosey Awards, Winner, Interactive Advertising/Kiosks

(Body Collective)

Rosey Awards, Judges Favorite

(Body Collective)

Themed Entertainment Association Thea Awards

Museum (Museum at Bethel Woods)

Print Magazine, Creativity & Commerce

Second Place (Bank of America Market Data Mirrors)

Adobe, MAX Awards

Finalist, October (GRAMMY Museum)

I.D., Annual Design Review

Design Distinction, Interactive (Digital Vaults)

AIGA Annual Design Competition

Informing (Library of Congress Visitor Experience)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Information Design (GRAMMY Museum)

American Association of Museums Muse Awards

Gold, Interactive Kiosks (GRAMMY Museum)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Best of Show (Library of Congress Visitor Experience)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Merit, Consumer Web Sites (Digital Vaults)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Outstanding, Miscellaneous (Bank of America Market Data Mirrors)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Information Design (Digital Vaults)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Information Design (Great War Tables)

Favorite Web Site Awards

Site of the Day (Digital Vaults)

Flashforward, Finalist

(Contrapunctus Variations)

Time Magazine, 50 Best Websites

(Digital Vaults)

AIGA Annual Design Competition

Experience Design (National World War I Museum)

Webby Awards, Nominee

Cultural Institutions (Digital Vaults)

Museums and the Web Conference

Honourable Mention (Digital Vaults)