Connect Lecture Series Spring 2021: Chris Cote
Graphic Design Fellow, 2019–2021
University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Design
Chris is a freelance designer and full-time design educator at The University of Tennesse Knoxville who will be joining our department to share his experience in virtual exhibition identity design. Chris received an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Washington, after which he joined the Peace Corps in Moldova where he learned Romanian, completed community development projects, and carried a camera everywhere. In 2011, he moved to South Korea where he co-founded and designed an art magazine as well as a screenprinting collaboration. These undertakings led him to design opportunities like branding for pubs and breweries, and editorial design for artists and art museums. Chris received his MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 2019 and is currently conducting research as the 2019-2021 Graphic Design Fellow within the UTK School of Design. His design practice includes identity systems, books, magazines, posters, websites, exhibitions, patterns, and videos. He believes in the intersection of design, art, and community development.