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Christian Helms, The Decoder Ring Design Concern

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November 5, 2010 8:20 AM

SVA Theatre, New York NY

SVA Theatre, New York NY

Christian owns and runs The Decoder Ring Design Concern, a quirky and spirited studio in Austin. Part designer, part writer and part dance-machine, Christian is proof positive that you can become a success by being “kind of good” at a lot of different things. Beginning his career as an intern for Michael Bierut at Pentagram NY, Christian went on to blaze an unremarkable trail through Manhattan before serving as a founding member of John Bielenberg’s socially-conscious design collective, Project M. His obsessive sketching and perpetual motion has resulted in award-winning work for clients ranging from Spoon, Wilco and Modest Mouse to AT&T, Toyota and the Obama campaign. Christian lectures across the country, has served as a juror for the Communication Arts Design Annual and received awards from a host of esteemed entities including Communication Arts, Graphis, Step, ID, Print, and Metropolis — not to mention a gold record from the RIAA.

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