Christopher Stapleton
Christopher Stapleton
Trying Authenticity
Chester, Utah, United States

Christopher is creative and inquisitive. As a member of the team he produces a unified visual style for production on websites, graphic design, audio engineering, photography, and video.

He is a digital painter, photographer, artist, digital sculptor, avid reader, writer, and sound engineer.

His works are centered around light, joy, and balance.

"I am honest in heart with a sincere desire to serve."

He has a Bachelor in Game Art & Design from the Art Institute of Seattle.

Christopher is the President & Founder of Cold White Fire Studio.

Cold White Fire Studio | Treasure Life Memories Through Synergy ☺︎ ♥︎ ✍︎ values like-minded people collaborating together with us to advocate A Well Balanced Life. We thrive to serve others while having our basic needs met.

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Skills

Matte PaintingStorytelling Through Audio & Epic LandscapesEnvironment DesignGraphic DesignPhoto RestorationWritingDigital PaintingTexturingVisual & Language InstructionLightingSound EngineeringWoodworking Concept ArtMetalworking Concept ArtMachining Concept Art

Software proficiency

Slack
Slack
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
3DCoat
3DCoat
Alchemy
Alchemy
Modo
Modo
ZBrush
ZBrush
InDesign
InDesign
Premiere
Premiere
ArtRage
ArtRage
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Blender
Blender
Krita
Krita
Ableton Live
Ableton Live
Propellerhead Reason
Propellerhead Reason
Acrobat
Acrobat
CrazyBump
CrazyBump

Experience

  • Scandinavian Summer Website at Cold White Fire LLC
    Ephraim, United States of America
    May 2020 - Present

    "Scandinavian Days is back! Families and businesses can participate together in exciting events and share on social media. All welcomed."

    I created this website which has been a great success to Ephraim City and the community.

  • Heat Plant Technician at Snow College
    Ephraim, Utah, United States of America
    December 2018 - Present

    I take precision statistics of the heat plant boilers to make sure everything is working and functioning properly. The three boilers we have here at Snow College keep the school heated and comfortable. It's been a great job for me, as on the hour we take our numbers, and after that we can work on anything we like for either personal or business.

  • Automation Manufacturing & Precision Machinery at Mountainland Technical College MTECH
    Orem, Utah
    January 2018 - December 2018

    I'm currently attending Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) where I'm learning about automation, 3D printing, robotics, CNC machines, metallurgy, machinist, and switching to metal as my canvas. I'm still going to work with wood, but combining the two with design, 3D modeling, environment concept art, matte painting, and sound engineering.

  • Cabinetry & Architectural Woodworking and Engineering Graphics Design Technology at Utah Valley University
    Orem, Utah, United States of America
    August 2017 - December 2017

    I will be attending Utah Valley University this Fall 2017 semester to learn more about Architectural Woodworking & Cabinetry and Engineering Design Technology. Basically, I want to expand my design skills into 3D printing on wood with C&C machines and create 3D modeling from my environment concepts and graphic design experience as wood as my canvas.

    I am laser engraving digital matte paintings, custom line art, concept artwork onto my woodworking projects within the program.

    I'm building woodworking projects from rough concept sketches, refined sketches, plans, cut lists, orthographic views, photography reference from my Digital Rebel XTi (an oldie but a goodie), merged into 2D matte painting, digital painting, and concept art, to then merge with 3D modeling to make the physical woodworking object.

    I have been taking photos and video steps of my work so you can see my process of how I am integrating these different things into individual projects.

    I feel my work is unique and different from work here in ArtStation. I have yet to see someone who does similar things, but open to those who can.

  • Business Owner at Cold White Fire LLC
    Ephraim, Utah, United States of America
    April 2014 - Present

    Cold White Fire | Treasure Life Memories Through Art ☺︎ ♥︎ ✍︎

    Mission

    We teach traditional and digital media art to online learners as a way to find hope through life challenges.

    My duties as a Creative Art Director include the organization of the advertising and marketing for our family owned genealogy restoration, branding, and woodworking business. I am in charge of overseeing the vision for products sold on our website and within our home occupation.

    I planned to advertise through social media channels including Blogger, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, mIRC, Skype, Slack, Soundcloud, Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress 4.7.5, Wunderlist, and Yahoo. 

As a Graphic Artist & Graphic Designer, I researched, developed, designed, and created the look and feel of the Cold White Fire website, logos, banners, headers, videos, textual content, images, flyers, icons, and everything but what WordPress creates with the theme I bought and used as a structure for the website.

    The logo for Cold White Fire was developed over personal study, journaling, meditation, pouring over scriptural analysis and symbolism of the concept of light, fire, healing, and communication with our Supreme Creator. Cold White Fire is symbolic for an authentic and eternal fire that radiates within that guides our hyper-creative passion and inspiration! 

As a Web Designer for the Cold White Fire website, I am self-taught and the creation of the website has been a large overtaking timeline and workflow.

  • Freelance Visual Artist at Cold White Fire LLC, Crochetivera, Self Employed
    Redmond, Kirkland, Olympia, Provo, Springville, United States of America
    August 2009 - February 2016

    Graphic & Visual Artist, Logo, Flyer, Brochure, Document, Poster Designer, 3D Design.

  • Volunteer Computer Class Tutoring Teacher at Hero House, Non-profit Organization
    Bellevue, United States of America
    August 2009 - April 2011

    I helped tutor people with disabilities in a large group and 1-on-1 interpersonal settings.