- When he was a teenager, he got stuck in a mud cave and had to be pulled out feet first.
- He has planted about 2,000 native trees in his lifetime.
- He has never seen the Grand Canyon but hopes to someday.
- Laughing with friends around the campfire
- Cooking a meal straight from the garden
- Hiking Oregon's amazing wilderness areas
Chris joined the Funk/Levis creative team in 1982 and in 1986 became Senior Graphic Designer. Chris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and an Associate degree in Marketing from Rockhurst College. Chris’s dedication, extreme creativity and sharp eye for detail have resulted in dozens of awards and recognition for his work, as well as hundreds of satisfied clients. In addition to working at Funk/Levis, Chris was the co-chair of the Park City Design Conference and has been teaching graphic design at Lane Community College for more than 32 years.
Outside of work, Chris loves to tend his large organic vegetable garden, plant trees, walk in the woods, study architecture and design, and cook fun meals for friends and family. He enjoys the Oregon Coast as much as possible and is also involved in the Fox Hollow community.
Chris Berner’s True Colors
Chris has high percentages of gold and blue in his True Colors profile, which means he is a loyal, hard working team player. He places high value on creating deep and meaningful relationships with clients and co-workers.
Thoughtful and efficient, Chris can be counted on to meet deadlines and deliver professional, high-quality results. His creative problem solving and rational decision-making abilities reflect the green characteristics in his personality.