From Civil Engineer, to International Selling & Award Winning Artist...

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How a Civil Engineer from Pittsburgh, fed up with the corporate grid and "cube farm life" of a 9 to 5 commuter, quit his lucrative 12-year Engineering career to chase his dream of being a professional artist.  .....AND IT WORKED!

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How Chris Got Started – Engineer to Artist

So, you want to know how Chris got started? Well, listen up because I’m going to tell you. And hey, you’ll also get a 15% off discount code just by watching this video, so pay attention.

As you may know, Pittsburgh’s own Chris Nix hand draws visual biographies with 100’s of images inside of each one. KDKA-TV called Chris’ artwork, “a distinctive piece of art.” And 102.5 WDVE repeated exclaimed on air, “You’ve gotta see this,” when talking about his artwork.

So, how did Chris get started? He obviously, has lots of art background and has studied the arts for many years under many teachers.

Nope! Not true. Chris’ background is simply that he has been doodling ever since he could hold a pen. Sort of funny how it worked out. See Chris loved artwork as a kid. He used to doodle on everything; his books, his desk, even his sister.

In high school, Chris took art classes and loved it. He loved it so much that he began college as an art major, but after a few semesters of people telling him, “You can’t make money in art,” and looking at the job options in art, Chris pretty much agreed. So he put down his drawing pens and switched his major to civil engineering.

He graduated and started his civil engineering career. Chris did not draw for over 10 years, so that he could concentrate on his engineering career. After about 10 years, Chris felt that there was something missing creatively, and he began to get burned out from climbing the corporate ladder.

Luckily for Chris, and you’ll see why soon enough, in 2007, his hours at work were cut and there was not much money to purchase Christmas gifts that year. So Chris decided to make his dad a gift rather than buy one. Chris drew the Pittsburgh football artwork for his dad, and I gotta tell you, it turned out awesome. His dad loved it!

He smiled, he laughed, he cried, and he showed everyone. Everyone loved it and they wanted copies, so Chris made them some.

Then Chris’ brother-in-law wanted his university done, so Chris drew one for him. Things snowballed from there and Christopher’s Collages was born.

Fast forward six years, and Chris is no longer an engineer working in the corporate world. Chris has retired from engineering and is now a full-time professional artist. Chris’ artwork is owned by celebrities and has been auctioned off for thousands of dollars at galas and fundraisers.

He frequently receives thanks and praise from all over, such as from Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live, who called his artwork, “Just amazing!” Chris also got a handwritten postcard from Art Rooney, Jr., owner of the Steelers, that said, “Thanks for the montage of my father. It’s oh so clever,” and he couldn’t have done it without you.

So from the bottom of his heart, he thanks you for enjoying his artwork.

Supporting his family through his artwork is really a dream come true for Chris, but it’s not always easy. So, as a token of his appreciation to you for watching his video all the way to the end, here is a gift just for you.

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Thank you for enjoying my artwork.

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