Chris Black is a writer, producer, and editor living in New York City. His book, I Know You Think You Know It All: Advice and Observations For You to Stand Apart in Public and Online was released in 2015. His agency, Done to Death Projects, has worked with New Balance, VICE, Droga5 and Stussy, among other clients. His Twitter feed offers “high level cultural commentary” and is required reading for discriminating members of the publishing, photography, music, filmmaking, fashion, and consulting worlds. His connection to popular culture – whether creating it, critiquing it, or celebrating it – is constantly expanding and new collaborations, farther destinations, and greater inspirations always await.
A designer and technologist, James lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Upon locating to New York, he began working in design and media, and in 2004 he co-founded Athletics, a creative agency dedicated to solving the problems of contemporary brand-building. At Athletics he led a number of the studio’s digital projects with Forbes, Condé Nast, The New York Times, Thought Catalog and Gimlet Media, and was a co-curator of the firm’s 2013 Cooper Union exhibition, Image of the Studio. With Public Announcement, James applies his generalist skill-set to new problems in digital media. Nights and weekends you can find him behind the kit with shimmering guitar-pop quartet, Hints.