:: biography

As a professional Media Designer, Chris Stagl has been involved with creative & design projects for over twenty five years. In the past decade Chris has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation and AIGA for his contributions to the creative industry. Notably, Chris was hired as a Creative Director to redesign the new corporate identity for Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.

Paralleling his creative career, Chris has held numerous roles in higher education since 1999 including his current position as Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Troy University. Chris is currently working on redesigning Troy’s Bachelors in Graphic Design program. Throughout his education career Chris has lead development efforts on Bachelor level Design programs at 5 different colleges and universities throughout the country.

When he’s not in the classroom you can find Chris wandering around with his Sigma Quattro-H documenting his surroundings, fishing or just hanging with his family and dogs.

FEATURED MEDIA

zoo

:: video production, video editing & motion graphics

I served as Director and Editor for the 2014 Jacksonville Zoo Lights campaign.

Producer: Stacey Ahmed

Cinematographer: Jesse Westfall

winter

:: video production

I served as Director and Editor for the official music video “Robbery” from Winter Wave.

Second Camera: Brian Oakley

Assistant Producer: Stacey Ahmed

sam

:: video production

I served as Director, Writer and Editor on this artist documentary for photographer, Sam Hughes.

muldowney

:: video production

I served as Director, Writer and Editor on this artist documentary for artists, Jacob & Ryan Muldowney.

ox-guard

:: motion graphics

I served as Creative Director and Motion Graphics Artist on this promotional video for OxGuard Security.

paperworks

:: video production

I served as Director, Writer and Editor on this artist documentary for artists Dr. Mitch Henie, Jacob Mudowney and Dr. Jennifer Newhouse.

ghost

:: video production

Official music video produced for Dustin Monk’s “Ghost”.

Writing: Will Napier & Chris Stagl

Editing: Chris Stagl

Producer: Stacey Ahmed

sundays

:: motion graphics

I served as Motion Graphics Artist for this opening title sequence for the documentary, Slow Food Sundays.

tacos

:: video editing

I served as Video Editor for this Taco Lu promotional video for the web dot com golf tour.

invent

:: video production

I served as Director and Editor for the regional 2014 campaign for Invent AC & Heating.

Producer: Stacey Ahmed

Second Camera: Seth Bass

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY

what remains

:: photography

“What Remains” is a photographic journey to document exactly what happens when people abandon an area, give up hope and / or fiscal failure takes precedent to what was once enterprise, capitalism. Mother nature takes it back, even in the face of litter and emptiness – there is growth – there is expansion. As we look at what was left behind we can begin to see nature reminding us of who is really in charge. This land is borrowed. These photos are unedited.

Body: Sigma Quattro-H | Lens: Sigma 85mm & 14mm DG ART | 100 ISO, f1.4/f5.0, 1/1600, 1/800

  • CHRIS STAGL IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AT TROY UNIVERSITY IN TROY, ALABAMA.

seeing color

:: photography

“Seeing Color” is a campaign I shot and designed for Chowan University’s 2018 symposium by the same name. The concept was to play off of the idea of 3D glasses but not by offsetting the image but rather to shoot with color gels. All edits were done in camera and live. Typography on the posters were created in Illustrator.

Body: Sigma Quattro-H | Lens: Sigma 85mm & 14mm DG ART | 100 ISO, f1.4/f5.0, 1/1600, 1/800

  • CHRIS STAGL IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AT TROY UNIVERSITY IN TROY, ALABAMA.

resident ninety-one

:: photography

“Resident Ninety-One” was simply, time standing still. When I relocated to Como, NC in the Summer of 2018 I had no idea what I was getting in to. As I was joining the faculty at  Chowan University I began to explore my surroundings the only way I knew how – with a camera in hand. What I found over my two years was incredible sun sets, vast landscapes and four full change in seasons. It was a pleasure getting to know you Como.

Body: Sigma Quattro-H | Lens: Sigma 85mm & 14mm DG ART | 100 ISO, f1.4/f5.0, 1/1600, 1/800

  • CHRIS STAGL IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AT TROY UNIVERSITY IN TROY, ALABAMA.

winter falls

:: photography

Winter Landscapes in Eastern North Carolina are documented in this photography exploration titled “Wide Open Spaces”.

Body: Sigma Quattro-H | Lens: Sigma 14mm DG ART | 100 ISO, f1.4, 1/1600

bending light

:: photography

Open shutter in camera photography experiments at the Jacksonville Landing.

Body: Cannon T3i | Lens: 70-300mm | F.4 | 4 seconds

no sleep ‘til

:: photography

NYC Series documenting surrounding.

35mm

on the go

:: mobile photography

Sometimes you just see something and you have to shoot it – even if you don’t have your camera in hand. These photos were captured with a Samsung S8+ in pro photo mode.

FEATURED GRAPHIC DESIGN

chowan university

:: graphic design

When Chown University commissioned me to reimagine the University’s brand the first thing I did was look to the past. Rooted in faith and education I learned everything I could about the once historically women’s school and now primarily African American college. The result was a shield design leading up to the historic Columns building off of the main green on the campus. Hidden in the walk way of the design and serving as the baseline for the building you will find a cross. The year the college opened, 1848, can also be found accompanying other educational markers. The result was a beautiful, sustainable, and iconic identity to lead the college in to the future while honoring the past.

series

:: graphic design

Poster and Post Cared series for Chowan University Green Hall Art Gallery

heaven

:: logo design

Identity Design for national restaurant chain French Fry Heaven

osprey

:: graphic design

The University of North Florida commissioned me as a Creative Director to create the identity for their new, 5 star, condo-like student apartments.

Designer: Jim Ward

vw

:: graphic design

Regional billboard/outdoor design for Volkswagen Jacksonville.

camp

:: graphic design

T-Shirt Design for Design Summer Camp happening in Eastern North Carolina’s Chowan University.

fidelity

:: graphic design

Layout Design and Creative Writing for Fidelity

flickers

:: graphic design

Identity design for First Coast Flickers – a Jacksonville non-profit film house.

hope

:: graphic design

Identity design for Jacksonville non-profit Operation New Hope. Operation New Hope employees low risk, recently released, convicts to build homes for the low income residents in the local areas.

petal

:: graphic design

Creation of branded identity for Petal Clothing in Avondale, Jacksonville.

student design work

:: graphic design

A collection of design work from some of my top students over the past twenty years. I hear other educators say their proudest moment is watching a student walk across the stage at graduation, not me. My proudest moment is when a student emails me, grad or not, and says I just landed my first big client – can you help me figure out what to charge!

  • Various Poster Design for AIJAX Annual Awards