65: Christopher Crosby

Categories: 100 Creatives

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives

Christopher Crosby

Christopher Crosby is a graphic designer and typography enthusiast who was born and raised in Arizona. He currently runs the blog 'bad type/good type' and does freelance graphic design work with such clients as NBC, Fry's Food and Drug, and The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Christopher Crosby
I came to Phoenix with... I was born in Mesa, grew up in Gilbert, and now reside in Phoenix. I've done a little traveling and am proud to call Arizona my home.

Christopher Crosby
I make art because... I find communication arts absolutely fascinating. Things we interact with--like logos, typography, signage etc.--are a part of our daily lives. There is certainly room for improvement, and that's what makes my job both enjoyable and fulfilling.

I work best when... I'm home alone, at god knows what hour of the day or night...The less distractions the better (I'm looking at you Reddit).

My inspiration wall is full of... Hand painted signage and typography, mid-century product labels and advertisements, pieces from designers I admire--and obviously a picture of my English bulldog, Homer.

Christopher Crosby
I've learned the most from... Showing up. By this I mean 90% of the work is being present, observant and having a good attitude. I try to be prepared for whatever challenge comes my way and remain eager to develop solutions.

Good work should always be... Something you are willing to put your name on. Good work should be timeless, something that's not bound by trends and fashions. Good work is intentional.

The Phoenix creative scene good use more... Good type.

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani
90. Irma Sanchez
89. Daniel m. Davis
88. Kirstin Van Cleef
87. Emmett Potter
86. Sarah Hurwitz
85. Christine Cassano
84. Fred Tieken
83. Lindsay Kinkade
82. Ruben Galicia
81. Robert Uribe
80. Heidi Abrahamson
79. Josephine Davis
78. Travis Ladue
77. Taz Loomans
76. Mikey Jackson
75. Alex Empty
74. Joe Ray
73. Carol Roque
72. Daniel Funkhouser
71. Carla Chavarria
70. Hugo Medina
69. Cavin Costello
68. Claire Carter
67. Lindsay Tingstrom
66. Catherine Ruane

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I've had the pleasure of watching this young man grow up from across the street. I could'nt be more proud of what he has accomplished

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