Chris Sim

Design Lead

Ride the wave

Chris believes in the power of design to inspire change and strengthen communities. He tackles each challenge at New Kind with an open mind, a voracious curiosity, and a passion for creative problem solving. Always eager to try new things, he believes that finding the best solution often requires stepping outside your comfort zone.

Chris earned his B.F.A. at the University of South Carolina, where he majored in Studio Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design. Prior to joining New Kind, he worked as a screen printer at a design and print studio, a designer at an advertising agency, and an in-house designer at a coffee roaster. His work has received multiple ADDY Awards, an Inshow Student Award, and has been featured in various exhibitions.

When he’s not busy with design and illustration projects, he’s probably pushing his limits at the climbing gym, writing nostalgic tunes, experimenting with tasty recipes, or exploring the great outdoors.