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Chris Grayson

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO / Chief Creative Officer of CHRISTOPHER GRAYSON

CEO / Chief Creative Officer of CHRISTOPHER GRAYSON

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Involved In






CEO / Chief Creative Officer CHRISTOPHER GRAYSON 2014 - present
Advisor CrowdOptic 2012 - present
Executive Creative Director Telepathy Inc. April 2013 - March 2014
Co-Organizer Augmented World Expo May 2010 - June 2013
Founder / TEDx Licensee, Curator, Organizer & Host TEDxSiliconAlley January 2011 - March 2013
Owner Chris Grayson & Associates, LLC September 2002 - March 2013
Speaker SXSW 2012 - 2012
Contributing Writer h+ Magazine 2009 - 2009
Creative Director January 2008 - June 2008
Integrated Art Director Ogilvy / OgilvyOne March 2004 - March 2007
Sr. Art Director Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer March 1998 - April 2002
Art Director Touchscreen Media Group May 1996 - January 1998


Pratt Institute Architecture
Memphis State University
Memphis College of Art Fine Art with "Small Metals" core study (jewelry design)

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I have created award winning advertising campaigns for Fortune 25 clients: internationally recognized brands including tech accounts: Intel, IBM, Nikon and premium brands: American Express Gold Card, LVMH / Chandon Sparkling Wine, and others. I have specialized experience in the launching of premium brand extensions from mass market brands including the launches of M&Ms Premiums, and Bud Light Platinum.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I currently advise one company. I am looking to advise two more, given existing demands on my time, provided they are a strategic fit for both parties. As an advisor, I am available for a structured one hour consultation, twice monthly, monthly, or bi-month, as well as the occasional introduction and casual input. In exchange, I assume compensation in the form of equity commensurate with my level of involvement.

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sophia parafina
They're my friends  •  Previously 2013 Fellow, Code for America. Previously Geographer and Product Manager, InfoChimps. Texas A&M grad. University of Florida grad.
Chris does his homework, analyzes trends and provides spot on analyses.
David J. Hinson
They're my friends  •  Previously Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hendrix College.
Chris is a forward thinker, and looks for ways to collaborate to the mutual benefit of all partners.
Crystal Butler
They're my friends  •  Information Technology Services Support Specialist, New York University. Previously Intern, VicarVision. NYU grad. NYU grad.
Chris is charismatic, enthusiastic about technology, and highly knowledgeable in his areas of expertise. His enthusiasm and ability to guide ... projects to completion would be an asset to any budding founder.
Mari Mori
They're my advisor: CrowdOptic  •  Product Specialist, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. and Translator & Interpreter, Various ad agencies & direct clients.
Chris is a creative genius, from brand creation that would have had Telepathy stand out from the rest of the head mounted display wearables ... to creating a press event that positioned the small startup as a Google Glass competitor to event marketing planning for SXSW, any company will benefit from his creative strengths. Of course he has extensive knowledge of wearables, augmented reality, fashion and advertising.
Mike Brown
They're my advisor: other  •  Managing Partner, Cyber-NY Interactive.
Chris has a wealth of experience having worked in both large creative agencies and tech start-ups. Since I have known him, he has always re ... mained on the forefront of technology and design with a focus on identifying emerging sectors and then creating enthusiasm through events, writing, development and mentoring. A true futurist.
Linda Harleman
We worked together  •  Co Founder, Flupal+ and Director of Intelligence, Whispr Group, Inc..
Chris is one of the smartest and most focused people I've ever met. Involved in several projects at the same time but still always forward t ... hinking.
Vivian Rosenthal
They're my friends  •  Chief Founder in Residence, 30 Weeks and Founder, Snaps!. Brown grad.
He's very passionate and knowledgable and cares deeply about his work and helping others.
Ori Inbar
We worked together  •  Board Member, Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc. and Advisor, Augary.
has a good eye for technology and sense of style
Noah Smith
They're my friends  •  Founder of Dwelleo, a website for communicating with neighbors. Also active in: AirMaid, OmniTrail, Radiuus & NY Tech for Local Biz Meetup.
Chris has an infectious enthusiasm for cutting edge technologies that attracts and motivate people and also underpins his own knowledge of a ... n feel for emerging products and ways to enhance life.
Roger Wu
They're my friends  •  co-founder, Cooperatize and Organizer, NYC PInterest Meetup. Wharton grad.
knowledge, network, insight
Michael Graber
They're my friends  •  Editor, Innovation: Southern Region, Innovation Excellence and Strategic Advisor, Optus Inc.
Keen mind. Great presentation skills. Uber organized.
Katherine Scott
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder / Software Lead, Tempo Automation and Computer Vision Engineer, Essess, Inc.. University of Michigan grad.
Yael Yekutiel
We worked together  •  Head of Publisher Development, Komoona. Previously Vice President, Publisher Solutions, 33Across Inc..
Chris is exceptional at what he does, which is (in part) finding simple solutions to complex and innovative product design problems. Over th ... e years I have hired Chris to help design and streamline features and interactive demos for several products, and to help brand and package products for enterprises and end users. Chris makes products more attractive and his work is always original, beautiful and exciting. I look forward to our next collaboration.
Melanie Warner
They're my friends  •  Creative Director, Autonomic Controls, Inc. and Designer of Things, Hotiron Creative.
Chris is extremely smart and diversely talented. He's passionate, hardworking, focused and determined. He's well informed about emerging tec ... hnology, startups, business and creativity, the sum total of which gives him an edge for benefiting successful startups.

Patrick Gidich
We worked together  •  Consultant, ECFMG. Previously Associate Director, G2 Interactive. Drexel grad.
With his technical and project management skill set, Patrick is an ideal technology partner.

Kelly Hadous
We worked together  •  Communication Strategist CEO/Founder, Emiisor and Win The Room. I'm interested in education/marketplace platforms.
Kelly has dedication and an admirable work ethic. We have worked together organizing events, and throughout she brought her passion, experti ... se, professionalism, and network of relationships. As a speaking coach, Kelly made herself available to the speakers, worked one-on-one with several, and conducted a speaker's workshop offered to all (those whom she coached shared with me their praise, and it showed in their presentations). She receives my highest recommendation.