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Henson Joins Access as Creative Director


Chris Henson

Access Advertising & Public Relations has announced the expansion of the Roanoke-based agency with the addition of Chris Henson as Creative Director. In this position, Henson will be responsible for creative development, design and client relations.

Chris entered the world of advertising as a junior 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,” said Tony Pearman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer for Access. “We are thrilled to add such a seasoned, award-winning player to the team.”

Chris’ 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. Chris has collaborated extensively 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.

Chris often lectures on the creative process, has taught graphic design, and has led corporate branding workshops. He has been a features writer for the Roanoke Times, a guest commentator on Public Radio, and a successful voiceover artist. Chris has a B.A. in communications and a minor in music from Virginia Tech.


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