Based in New York City, Chris Rubino has participated in many aspects of the design profession, including title design for films—such as Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines—and illustration for Banana Republic and the New York Times. He has also art directed television commercials, such as DirecTV and Ketel One, and he has designed hotel interiors, including Distrikt Hotel and Ace Hotel.
His printmaking background, initially focusing on posters, flyers, and t-shirts, has heavily influenced his work. His work has been featured in two solo exhibitions in New York, one in Hong Kong, and a great number of group shows around the US, Europe, and Japan. It has also been added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Design in Zurich. Rubino holds a BFA from Syracuse University. He was selected as an ADC Young Gun and has served as a board member of the New York City chapter of AIGA. Most recently, Rubino was the subject of a documentary film, Love Kills Demons.
He is a cofounder of the Transitionist art movement, which simply states that the line between art and design is blurred beyond perception.