Chris Yates is an awesome maker of handmade art, puzzles, toys, comics and more. His work is sold internationally in all major stores carrying games, puzzles and educational toys. I had the great pleasure of meeting Chris, visiting his studio and having him as our Alumni reviewer at Denver Portfolio Day.
Chris, a 2001 Sculpture UG alum, is super fun, funny and extremely talented. For his senior project he explored maps, created a navigation tracking system and made topographical representations of various areas he visited and navigated. I enjoyed touring his studio since he had so much going on, and everything is hand made and a small business operation. I admire his entrepreneurial spirit, he is overflowing with ideas and creations.
I am a proud owner of one of his Baffler puzzles and I hope I am up for the challenge!
Here’s a video of Chris making me a small pig piece out of MDF.
The finished piece:
Here’s some more info, viz Chris’ website, http://www.chrisyates.net