Chris Howell is the founder and principal of halfnine, a design studio on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He likes to start his day with surfboard under arm, a solid cup of coffee and some quality time with Google & iPad. Chris loves designing apps and sometimes creates videos of them in action.

Aside from working on brand campaigns for mobile, social, online and print for some well known Gold Coast and Brisbane brands. Chris keeps busy with learning letterpress on his pre-war Heidelberg platen press and administering I heart Gold Coast and the Marine Action Society Facebook pages.

He writes about design articles for Best Annual Reports, Catalogue Designer, Tablet Design, iPhoneappdesign and Branding Design Gold Coast. Follow his enthusiasm on twitter and view his photos on Flickr. Or see some of his work on his folio page

He lives in with his wife and two girls in Burleigh, Queensland and is currently designing his fifth house with Creative Homes.