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Christopher Halbkat was born and raised in the Midwest, specifically in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Kansas. While growing up, he had a fondness for building forts, skateboarding, drawing, and punk music.
Christopher began his career as a graphic designer at a small local newspaper in St. Mary’s, Kansas. He then moved to Omaha to work for a local sign company, where he improved his branding skills. Although he desired to start his own company, he took a break to pursue bicycle racing and design in Colorado and Oregon. During this time, Christopher managed design and marketing for several Colorado companies while riding, racing, and traveling along the West Coast. Eventually, he returned to his Midwestern roots and settled back in Omaha.
After working independently on the West Coast, he realized that working for a big ad agency was not his preferred way of functioning. He felt that he needed to create his own start-up. During the day, he worked as a server at an art hub-restaurant where he served pâté and wine, and at night, he worked on freelance design projects and printed posters. In 2007, he started Bemis Press Design Shop, a small independent design company that aimed to help his friends and like-minded entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and gain the exposure they needed to bring their ideas to fruition.
When he is not working, Christopher enjoys a strong cup of coffee, listening to records, hiking with his family, playing with his kids, and mountain biking on local single-track trails.
For more information about KANEKO branding, marketing material, and PR, contact Christopher.
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