A native Hoosier, I was born Colin King in Indianapolis and raised in nearby Columbus, Indiana. After High school, I joined the Army and spent four years defending our country as a Combat Engineer, first in Arizona to reconstruct the USA/Mexico Border Patrol road, and then in Saudi Arabia to provide protection and support for our Patriot Missile Batteries in Riyadh during Desert Falcon. My job was equal parts constructing and destructing: one half consisted of building bridges, roads, and minefields; the other half involved blowing stuff up. I excelled in both, and philosophically, these skills have proven to be quite valuable as a graphic designer: If a corporate image simply needs a fresh look to its logo then I can build that, but I’m not afraid to blow things up and start over if a complete redesign is in order.
Of course, my design experience was not only gleaned in the military. After pursuing an education in Visual Communications and Multimedia, I have built a solid career, designing everything from newspaper ads for internationally famous bands to video game strategy guides and videos. In 2010, I decided to bring together all of my talents and experience to start my own company — and that is how C King Graphics was born.