(646) 512-3367 Chris.Mix1@me.com
Accomplished Creative Director and Graphics Producer with a proven record of success directing production and art departments. Skilled at delivering a fine blend of realism and creativity to tell editorially compelling stories which engage the viewer and render the presented content easy to understand. Strong knowledge of live entertainment and production processes with the ability to recognize the contribution each player makes to the production as a whole. Dynamic leader with a talent for developing and inspiring team members to achieve a high level of performance.
♣ Broadcast Journalism
♣ Live Entertainment Production
♣ Editorial News Reporting
♣ Resource & Operations Management
♣ Process & Workflow Improvement
♣ Project Development & Management
♣ Creative Content Strategy
♣ Budget & Expense Management
♣ Team Leadership & Development
Professional Experience & achievements
CBS NEWS, New York, NY
Senior Graphics Producer (Creative Direction) June 2018 – June 2020
Associate Director September 2011-June 2018
Managed team members of the production and art departments in developing broadcasts and special reports including 60 Minutes and the CBS Evening News. Conceptualized creative and artistic graphics packages and production designs for air. Trained and mentored production teams in best practices for insightful news gathering and television production. Managed equipment, resources and workflow to ensure daily operations ran smoothly. Networked and established relationships across broadcasts and industries. Streamlined graphic ordering systems which reduced production time and improved production quality. Managed the successful graphics production of Presidential Debates in 2016 and 2015. Production received multiple Emmy awards. In the wake of Covid-19, developed an effective work-from-home process to produce the CBS Evening News. The process was subsequently adapted for all CBS News broadcasts. Experience in content strategy, print and online marketing (Copyright, Web, SEO, AdWords, Social Media, Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop).
BASE ENTERTAINMENT, New York, NY January 2009 – September 2011
Manager, Operations & Business Development
Served as liaison between BASE and industry leaders including Disney Theatrical Productions, Dodger Theatrical Productions, Really Useful Group, Broadway Across America, Live Nation and AEG. Prepared legal documentation and negotiated with third parties in Europe, South America (Brazil) and Asia (Macau and Singapore). Oversaw pre-production and show run settlement processes and prepared capital campaign data and documents for future business ventures. Managed production expenditures to align with show budget and corporate bottom line. Created executive reports, budgets, and schedules.
KEVIN KRIER & ASSOCIATES, New York, NY
Associate Producer, Red Dress Fashion Show
Coordinated production of the Red Dress Fashion Show with over 50 celebrities. Pre-production, scheduling and showrun.
VIP Event Coordinator, Roger Waters The Wall Live Tour, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Coordinated 6 VIP events in Yankee Stadium for Roger Waters The Wall Live Tour. Oversaw venue set-up, catering, security, transportation and venue contract fulfillment.
Associate VIP Event Coordinator, U2 360 Tour, MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands, NJ
Coordinated day of show logistics for 11 VIP events in MetLife Stadium for U2 360 Tour.
Bachelor of Business Administration, Music Business (Artist Management, Live Event Production and Design), Belmont University, Nashville, TN