Chris joined Cantina as a Principal in 2008, initiating the user experience practice in an engineering focused team. An award-winning, sixteen year industry veteran with both design and development expertise, Chris has worked across industries including education, entertainment, e-commerce, consumer products, financial services, business services and more, with clients like Harvard, Newport Folk Festival, Showtime, Rue La La, Reebok, Philips, Putnam, Fidelity, Brightcove, and Epsilon. Chris created some of the very first rich internet applications (RIA), the advanced interaction design precursors of modern apps, and continues to look for ways to keep the experience simple, succinct and elegant. He is on a relentless pursuit to visit all the world’s nooks and crannies, and believes music played live in front of an audience is by far the cat’s meow.