Chris Riely

A self-proclaimed foodie, Chris is not afraid to experiment with new ingredients — but always with the final product in mind. He brings his good taste and thorough, results-driven process to his design work too, skillfully mixing strategy with stunning visuals to communicate a brand’s message clearly and effectively.

At Thinkso, Chris has worked on everything from brand identity, advertising campaigns, print collateral, and environmental signage to websites and mobile apps for clients that include WineDirect, BNY Mellon, UBS, Stadion, Singing Pastures, and First Manhattan.

Before joining Thinkso, Chris spent two decades at Tom Dolle Design, an award-winning boutique agency. There, he worked on projects for a wide variety of clients, including IBM, Warner Bros., Viacom, Citibank, PBS, Pratt Institute, Dennis Miller Associates, and M&J Trimming, among others.

Chris has also worked on fashion brochures for Anni Kuan; children’s books for Random House; the identity for seafood brand Benefishal; and provided layouts, cover designs, and infographics for Worth, Sports Illustrated, and more. He’s been recognized in several industry publications for his work, including How, Print, Step by Step Graphics, and Creative Quarterly.

Chris graduated summa cum laude from Pratt Institute with a BFA in communication design. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In his spare time, he can be found brining, braising, or grilling something delicious.

What’s with the fishing lure?

It’s a reminder of when I lived and worked on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska. The job strengthened my work ethic and taught me that self-confidence and a positive attitude can get you through most challenges, especially creative ones.”