Integrating technical design knowledge with interpersonal sales skills
Contributing associate for first retail flagship for Outdoor Voices, reporting innovations, challenges, and product interactions to corporate.
Completing nationwide online distribution fulfillments using current NetSuite software
Creating a welcoming, all-inclusive environment, enabling third-party event planning and community
Jan 2010 - Present
Creating original and custom sculpture and installations for private collectors and public facilities. Clients include Gansevoort Hotel Group, Etsy, The Key Club, One Direction, and Onomea.
Artwork can be viewed at my Williamsburg atelier by appointment.
Custom sculpture and installations are available, via consultation.
Please contact me via email for details.
Persons of Interest Barbershops
Jun 2015 - Present
Supervising team of eleven barbers at multi-site locations
Managing payroll, scheduling, and maintaining client database
Creating and cultivating celebrity client relationships
Maintaining a consistent and professional environment for excellent customer service
Achieving weekly sales goals and record revenue for the brand, year over year
Responding to national press inquiries and media relationships
Retail Creative Specialist
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Built lasting business and consumer relationships in the flagship Apple store
As a member of the visuals team, I managed merchandising directives, beginning with first iPad launch and continuing through iPhone 4S.
Completed Apple training and delivered One-To-One personal training on Apple products
Promoted to Events team including workshops, summer camps and excursions
Presented to large groups of children ages K-12 and up
Exceeded sales goals and developed further knowledge of the Apple brand
As an artist, I believe the highest form of sculpture is the cinema. I was infused with a love of the craft from my late father. As ever, I am influenced by film, and these are among the most captivating and transcendant for me. In each of these masterworks, the alchemy of creative power is at its most potent, and I derive much energy from them always.
The creation and construction of the base to my next guitar sculpture, "Ritual". HD version for best quality.
Featuring "Electric Feel" by MGMT, a local Williamsburg band.
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Highlights from my 2016 Collection, featuring "The Pale Horse Riding Coat and Shirt", "The Lizard King", "Valhalla", and my largest to date, "Ritual". Clips are from "Blow Up" and "Vanilla Sky", two films that for me indelibly imprinted the visual necessity of preserving the exploding death of youth. Music by Nine Inch Nails. Photography by David Morgan. Visit chrisblakechappell.com for more.
A trip inside my creative processes used for "Eldorado", "Cosmos", and "Evermore" guitar sculptures, as well as a showcase for my most recent objet d'art. The music is 'The Battle of Evermore' by Led Zeppelin, the lyrics of which are painted in gold leaf on the acoustic sculpture's riot shield. Enjoy and rock on.
Every guitar's death is unique. Sometimes prolonged, often regrettable, and always violent, my guitars undergo a process of rustication and staining, lasting a period of weeks. It is until they have achieved the glow of experience do I bring them to the block.
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Braving Sahara-esque temperatures, bee stings, and many trips to Wal-Mart, my intrepid team of good sports, trustafarians, misfits, and adventurers helped me create the first guitar sculptures. Without their unwavering enthusiasm, this project wouldn't continue to this day.
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