christian bannister

Christian has been conceptualizing, designing, and developing award winning interactive experiences for over fifteen years. He became interested in new media and interactive design as a cross over from his experience composing and performing electronic music in the early 90's. His process has evolved to include both visual design and development.

In 2001 Christian was awarded an MFA from the UCLA department of Design | Media Arts. The program helped him discover his interest in site-specific interactive projects and installations and develop his formal skills and break away from more conventional industry process.

In 2006 Christian relocated to Portland to work with Second Story Interactive Studios where he found new challenges developing rich media for exhibit design and architecture working on projects as diverse as the Library of Congress in Washington DC to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

In 2010 Christian formed Arxi creative to explore his interest in creative coding and installation projects.

recognition

AIGA 365 | Design Effectiveness Competition

2011 (Adobe Infinite Creativity)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Experimental, 2010 (Body Collective)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Experimental, 2010 (Design Your Own Ballpark)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

BEST OF SHOW, 2011 (Design Your Own Ballpark)

I.D., Annual Design Review

Honorable Mention, 2010 (Design Your Own Ballpark)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Outstanding, Kiosks, 2010 (Body Collective)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Merit, Consumer Web Sites, 2010 (Oregon TimeWeb)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Merit, Kiosks, 2010 (Annenberg Community Beach House)

Rosey Awards, Winner, Interactive Advertising/Kiosks

2009 (Body Collective)

Rosey Awards, Judges Favorite

2009 (Body Collective)

Themed Entertainment Association Thea Awards

Museum, 2009 (Museum at Bethel Woods)

Print Magazine, Creativity & Commerce

Second Place 2009 (Bank of America Market Data Mirrors)

Adobe, MAX Awards

Finalist, October 2009 (GRAMMY Museum)

I.D., Annual Design Review

Design Distinction, Interactive, 2009 (Digital Vaults)

AIGA Annual Design Competition

Informing, 2009 (Library of Congress Visitor Experience)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Information Design, 2009 (GRAMMY Museum)

American Association of Museums Muse Awards

Gold, Interactive Kiosks , 2009 (GRAMMY Museum)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Best of Show, 2009 (Library of Congress Visitor Experience)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Merit, Consumer Web Sites, 2009 (Digital Vaults)

HOW, Interactive Design Awards

Outstanding, Miscellaneous, 2009 (Bank of America Market Data Mirrors)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Information Design, 2008 (Digital Vaults)

Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual

Information Design, 2008 (Great War Tables)

Favorite Web Site Awards

Site of the Day, August 3, 2008 (Digital Vaults)

Flashforward, Finalist

2008 (Contrapunctus Variations)

Time Magazine, 50 Best Websites

2008 (Digital Vaults)

AIGA Annual Design Competition

Experience Design, 2008 (National World War I Museum)

Webby Awards, Nominee

Cultural Institutions, May 2008 (Digital Vaults)

Museums and the Web Conference

Honourable Mention, Best of the Web, April 2008 (Digital Vaults)