Christopher Simmons (born April 10, 1973) is a Canadian-born, San Francisco-based graphic designer, writer and educator. He served on the board of directors of the San Francisco chapter of the AIGA from 1996-1999, and again as president (2004-2006). On completion of Simmons' tenure in that position, mayor Gavin Newsom issued an official proclamation declaring San Francisco to be a city where "design makes a difference." Simmons is the principal creative director of the noted San Francisco design office, MINE(tm)
Since that time Christopher has authored three books on the subject of identity design, including the multiple award-winning compendium, Letterhead & Logo Design 9 , and the crtically-acclaimed, LogoLab . He continues to lecture on design issues for colleges, universities and professional associations , and frequently participates as a judge for major design competitions. Christopher teaches design at the California College of the Arts (his alma mater), and has taught at the Academy of Art university and UC Santa Cruz extension.
Christopher is a past president of the San Francisco AIGA during which time the chapter grew to become the organization?s second-largest. On completion of Christopher?s tenure, Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an official proclamation declaring San Francisco to be a city ?where design makes a difference. "
Christopher is profiled in Who?s Who in America and Who?s Who of Emerging Leaders.