Christopher Graefe
Dynamic Media Director
The founder of Bluewhale Studios, Inc., Christopher Graefe brings outstanding achievements in design and technical experience to the CIM Creative Team. He has received national recognition and publication for product design and research from Apple Computer, the Industrial Designers Society of America, the Association for Computing Machinery, International Design Magazine, and Business Week Magazine.
 
Curriculum Vitae

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Dynamic Media Content Development
  • Interactive Multimedia Development
  • Kinetic Typography
  • Technical and 3D Illustration
  • Human Computer Interaction and Interface Design
  • Interaction and Graphical User Interface Wireframing and Auditing
  • Interaction Storyboarding
  • Human Factors

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bluewhale Studios, Inc., Boston, MA
President
Specialize in Interaction & Interface Design, Multimedia, Marketing Communications & Branding, and Illustration for a nationwide corporate and non-profit client base

Inmedius, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Director, Corporate Marketing, Promotions, and Publications
Worked as primary interaction and interface designer on a variety of mobile and wearable software and hardware solutions, as well as led teams of designers and writers developing print and multimedia corporate marketing communications

CMU Evolutionary Systems Lab Pittsburgh, PA
Interaction Design Director
Collaborated with software engineers to build suites of collaboration software tools for the Pacific Meteorological and Oceanographic Command of the United States Navy.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design
Courses: Visual Interface Design, Professional Practice in Design

AWARDS
Apple Computer Product Design Competition Winner, 1995
Silver Business Week IDEA Award, 1996
ID Magazine Annual Awards Issue Honorable Mention, 1996

PUBLICATIONS
Computer Human Interaction (CHI) 1996
Designing the muse: A Digital Music Stand for the Symphony Musician
Christopher Graefe, Derek Wahila, Justin Maguire, Orya Dasna

International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2000
Enriching the Design Process: Developing a Wearable Operator's Assistant
Jack Moffett, Derek Wahila, Christopher Graefe, Jane Siegel, Jurry Swart

EDUCATION
BFA, Communications Design
Carnegie Mellon University, 1996
Minor: Fine Art
Concentrations: Photography and Cognitive Psychology