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Blain Studio is a flexible and agile design studio that can adapt and scale to any project. 

Specialties Include:


Creative Direction Graphic Design  Branding – Illustration Lettering  

"When someone is passionate about their work – great things happen! Chris bleeds City Barbeque. His leadership of the creative services team has enabled City Barbeque to quickly develop and implement a consistent, meaningful, and impactful national brand."

-Brian Hipsher, VP of Marketing

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Creative Director & Designer


Chris is an award-winning artist and designer. He has directed the creative work for various projects ranging from national restaurant chains, to festival experiences. He specializes in hand-lettering and logo development. Chris is also a fine artist with a BFA from CCAD and spends a good amount of time in his studio/workshop. If he's not designing or painting, he is likely exploring the forest with his wife and his dog, or screaming at a soccer match. 



Illustrator & Woodworker

Chris has been featured in our work since 2020 and is a skilled illustrator with a focus on portraiture. He is also a talented bassist, and the Chris's both play music together, and tackle music-related branding. He is also an accomplished woodworker at Edgework Creative, and enjoys being outside and auto racing. 

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Illustrator & Tattoo Artist

It’s pronounced “laugh-free”, although Dorian is anything but. He brings an upbeat energy to every brand he works with, having cut his teeth as a sign painter before working closely with Chris on City Barbeque’s marketing team for 3 years. Dorian is now working as a full-time tattoo artist


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Jeff is responsible for our studio's name, and the fact that it even exists! He is our founder's father, and a huge part of why we are painting murals in the first place. Jeff started painting when he was young, and passed his knowledge and love of large-scale pieces on to Chris. Now you can find him on a ladder or a lift, lending a hand whenever we're painting murals! 

This list will grow as we grow.

If you are a creative interested in working with us, please email with a link to your portfolio

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