The Host

Chris St.Cyr is an Associate Professor of Interactive Media & Design at Quinnipiac University where he teaches courses in graphic design history, interaction design, and user experience design. He has taught at the College of Saint Rose, the Sage Colleges, Ringling College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the Art Institute of Boston, and the University of Denver. He received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Additionally, Chris is a creative director at 2communiqué, a strategic design firm that creates print and interaction design solutions. He began his career in book and custom magazine publishing and was an early adopter of interaction design. His work focuses on the usability of editorial content in digital media.

When Chris is not teaching or practicing design he investigates the intersections of new digital and old analog tools as well as the role of play within the creative process. Currently some of this experimental work focuses on the fragility of decades-old transfer type, the uncertainty of Polaroid photographs, the challenges of block printing using Legos, the motion of microinteractions, and the layering of augmented reality.