About Nuision Authentic Design
Something about me
Hello, a little about me, my name is Christopher John San–Claire, born in 1967 in Madrid, Spain and moved to England in 1984. Since living in London, I have had a variety of jobs.
My passion has always been to create images, either as drawings or photographs. After an extended period of trying to decide which of the mediums I would like to work.
I took up Graphic Design at Kensington and Chelsea College doing a City and Guilds course. Where I learned the base of Design and Visual Communication since then I have taken the role of a graphic designer.
I have not stopped there; I continue to study on Udemy, lynda.com, SkillShare and from fellow designers on YouTube for new tips and tricks. The future is always changing, and one has to keep up with the latest technology and trends. I am concentrating on logo design and branding to evolve my skills in visual communication.
About Chris San-Claire
The story about where I started this journey that took me to this moment! Arts and crafts have played a big part in my childhood, and photography is where I started this journey. I learned darkroom processing and had a small studio light set up doing macro photography to studio work; once the digital camera’s advent came to be, a new start began.
I was the start of digital with HTLM4 and Cascading Style Sheets it was about the year 2000. I set up my first website to show my work. I learned HTML to create the site that took me further into web design as an offshoot to photography; with the introduction of faster internet ADSL and Digital, I was expanding my skills. Macromedia Dreamweaver followed by Adobe Photoshop were my new toys.
With greater access to the digital world, photography took more of a role on a computer retouching was a fantastic skill to have and allow creativity to flow, moving onto image manipulation and composition; it was the gateway to graphic design.
It began with city and guild courses in graphic design and adobe, and for some time, I was a jack of all trades and master of none. At this point, I had given up on photography as the main subject and became more involved in the digital artwork side of things, not long after creating logos for a friend.
I got more and more into the logo design, where I took an online course at LogoCore with a mentoring program. It was an invaluable experience followed by the thirty-day logo challenge, where I learn a lot trying to produce a logo in one day. I critique my work after which was another learning experience.
The following year I went further to brand identity, a whole new area and complex to learn. I took a course by Lindsay Marsh – The Branding Masterclass for Graphic Designers: The Entire Process and a few other ones here and there to expand my knowledge and skills.