Access Advertising & Public Relations has named Chris Henson (right) creative director. In this position, Henson will be responsible for creative development,design and client relations.
Henson entered advertising as a designer and copywriter in 1993. Since then, he has worked as an art director, graphic designer, illustrator, copywriter, audio/video editor, and creative director for several agencies in the Roanoke area, including Katie Wallace Design and John Lambert Associates and was director of publications at Roanoke College. He operated his own small creative agency, MediaFrenzy, for the last six years.
“Injecting Chris’considerable talents and experience into the seasoned creative team at Access will have an immediate positive impact for our clients, adding powerful ideas and Chris’ unique style and energy to every project,” says Tony Pearman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer for Access.
Henson's broad experience in branding and advertising includes the healthcare, higher education, technology, and security industries. He has led many highly successful branding campaigns for clients including Delta Dental of Virginia, Medeco High Security Locks and others. Henson has collaborated on promotions for area non-profit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, CASA, Boys and Girls Club of the Roanoke Valley, Goodwill Industries, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley.
He often lectures on the creative process, has taught graphic design, and has led corporate branding workshops. He has been a features writer for a daily paper, a guest commentator on WVTF (where his wife, Connie Stevens, is news director) and a voiceover artist. Henson has a B.A. in communications and a minor in music from Virginia Tech.