A Lao-American Story

an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator based in Yamaguchi, Japan. Christian graduated with a degree in Graphic Design, with a focus on Film & Video and Sound Art. His work is inspired by his passions for music, games, sports, and travel, which he integrates into his design projects to create unique and compelling solutions.

Work Scope:
Brand Design / Identity System / Art Direction / Film&Video Editing/ Motion 2D&3D / Web Design / Sound Design / Experiential Design / Curriculum Design
  • AIGA Writing and Editing Certificate
  • USJETAA Microgrant
  • Introduction to 3D Animation (Cinema 4D Basecamp)
  • Intermediate 3D Animation (C4D Ascent)
  • AIGA DC SHINE Mentee 2024
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD
BFA Graphic Design
Sound Art / Film & Video Concentrations
Mine City, Board of Education.
Yamaguchi, Japan
English Instructor
October 2019 - Present

Mays & Associates, Inc. Columbia, Maryland
Jr. Designer
June 2015 - October 2019


“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Currently, Christian works as an English teacher in Japan, where he leverages his design skills to create engaging, immersive, and interactive educational and promotional materials for Japanese children (grades K-9) to learn English. His work includes designing custom curriculums, posters, handouts, stickers, presentations, and videos, all with the goal of making learning fun and effective for his students.

    Through his work, Christian seeks to inspire others to think creatively and to pursue their passions. He believes that art and design have the power to connect people, bridge cultural divides, and create meaningful change. When he's not teaching or designing, Christian enjoys playing music, exploring new places, and staying active through sports and outdoor activities.

Baltimore, Maryland
Richmond, Virginia