Christian is an Associate Partner with Prophet’s Innovation Practice leading innovation and concepting projects for product, service and customer experiences. He helps his clients and teams make the connection to and build experiences that tie in brand with innovation. He has deep expertise in qualitative and ethnographic immersion and insight gathering, concept development and storytelling, and cultural transformation and process adoption.
Christian’s work has spanned a variety of categories including consumer packaged goods, hospitality and leisure, financial, telecommunications, food and beverage, agriculture. The breadth has allowed him to bring new insight and thinking into his projects.
At Prophet, Christian led concepting work for food, beverage and entertainment experiences for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, an urban-minded luxury casino and spa that opened its doors in 2010. Other clients he has helped include Campbell's, Leo Burnett, Disney, GE Healthcare, Kellogg’s, Dekalb and Channel Seed, Pepsi, Gatorade, Lipton, Walmart, and CapitalOne. Before Prophet, he served as creative director for CRT/tanaka – an independent marketing and public relations agency – where he created brand campaigns for clients like CapitalOne, SunTrust Bank, Air New Zealand and Sprint.
Christian holds a B.A. in English from James Madison University, and masters studies in writing and rhetoric from Virginia Commonwealth University. When he’s not deep in his innovation work, he’s developing new IP for the company, speaking as a guest lecturer on the impact of inspiration throughout the innovation process or writing one more sentence for his “ever-closer-to-being-finished” young adult book series.