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Principal/Creative Technical Director
Chris Mickens has been developing websites for over 20 years, and if you ask her, she's been pretty good at it for at least a decade. After completing her Mass Communication degree at LSU (Go Tigers!) Chris started her career in out-of-home advertising writing web copy and assisting Lamar's Creative Director... until a terrible hurricane and a quarter-life crisis left her soul-searching and drawing caricatures in Las Vegas. It's quite a story, but the important part is that it ended with a fortuitous meeting with Marty Vernon and the founding of EDUCO.
As EDUCO's Creative Technical Director, Chris oversees the design and development of all EDUCO projects. She is intensely passionate about making website management accessible for all and giving business owners the power to control their digital marketing assets and create flexible tools to solve real-world issues. Being able to execute on both the design and development fronts allows Chris to efficiently bridge the gap between the two disciplines and make design recommendations grounded in what's functional while exploring creative development options beyond what's expected.
You might have seen Chris speaking at one of the many Chicagoland tech and digital marketing conferences such as TechWeek, Social Media Week, or Content Jam. Hopefully, she'll get to hop on a panel when the world fully re-opens. When she's not busy cranking out websites, Chris lends her marketing services to the big-hearted, talented, and generous folks at Housing Forward who combat homelessness in the Western Chicago suburbs. Recently, Chris has also been able to carve out some time to revisit her first love and favorite hobby, illustration.