Our mission at CHRLX is simple: Design + Build. We are storytellers who look at each project as a curation and a platform to nurture great ideas to their fullest.
We are a multidisciplinary, talent-first collective with a wide array of expertise and interests ranging from illustration to experience design to stop-motion animation
We are perfectionists who love our craft and consider ourselves fortunate to do it for a living.
Chris Byrnes, President
2 W 45th St. Floor 7
New York, NY 10036
East Coast Representation
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"Iconic New York Effects and Design Studio CHRLX Keeps Its' 'Garde' Up"
"CHRLX kicks off the summer with its inaugural HEAD.SPACE 2012 Party"
"Making of Surreal CGI Short ShapeShifter"
Ryan Dunn, Director/ECD
Ryan Dunn left the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1998, and entered the world of film and design at the age of 21. He has been a stalwart voice in the industry ever since. His craft includes the unique ability to direct live-action and post-production on all of his jobs.
His experience spans the country, from his work in Portland as Art Director for Nike at their Beaverton campus to his role at Digital Kitchen Chicago as ACD. He put in stints in San Francisco and Los Angeles and even dabbled in the world of web design before arriving in New York to tackle his biggest role to date.
Since his arrival at CHRLX, Ryan has been busy shooting and animating commercials. He has worked with clients like Nike, Hershey's, McDonald's, Macy's, Verizon, HBO, Budweiser, AT&T, and Subway, to name a few. When not behind the lens or curating the stellar directorial team at CHRLX, Ryan spends his free-time developing various would-be spec pilots, feature films and shorts.
Elliot Lim, Design Director
Elliot Lim's reel boasts everything from TV ad work to music videos to specialized animations and installations. He has done spots for clients like Reese's, Coach, Microsoft and Rotary Club; designed installation graphics and print for Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; and created Smilefaucet Air, a festival-opening animation. His music video work includes The Cool Kids' "Rush Hour Traffic", which was produced at Ghost Robot.
Among Lim's many accolades are a Communication Arts Award of Excellence, the top prize at Resfest Chicago, and a finalist nomination at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
Lim comes to Charlex from Digital Kitchen, where he spent two years as a senior creative. Before that, he worked as a freelancer for two years after working as a senior designer at Vitamin for four years. He holds a bachelor's in fine arts from UCLA and has studied at the Art Center College of Design.