Chris Vance is the Art Director / Designer for San Diego-based LAK Advertising. Educated at the University of North Texas with a BFA in Advertising Art, Chris started his design career in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in concert merchandising and music packaging. Subsequently, he served as Art Director for Pamplin Music and Organic Records, where he oversaw creative services for 18 label artists. Next, he founded Vance Design serving clients such as Sony Music, Atlantic Records, EMI CMG, Gotee Records, Nashville Music Awards, Sears, Millennium Maxwell House Hotel and Micro-Tel.
Later, Chris moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and worked as an Art Director and Designer at Caesars Entertainment, providing creative services for seven casino and resort properties in the mid-south. While there only two and half years before Hurricane Katrina hit, Chris won five Gold and two Silver ADDYs in the 2005 Mississippi Gulf Coast ADDY Awards. After Katrina, Chris relocated to San Diego. He is the Art Director at LAK Advertising and VDP Direct and works with clients such as Caesars Entertainment, Morongo Casino & Resort, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Chris is also an accomplished abstract painter and has shown in Nashville, San Diego, Laguna Beach and Palm Springs.
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