Chris OBrion is an information professional, with a background in journalism, design, libraries and higher education.
OBrion creates freelance design work, and is a marketing specialist for a public library system, as well as a technology specialist and trainer/instructor at a community college near Richmond, Va. He has a special interest in infographics and instructional design.
His informational graphics, design, illustrations and cartoons have won awards from the National Newspaper Association, Virginia Press Association, Landmark Communications, Best of Gannett, Columbia College Chicago, Courage World Cartoon Contest, and the Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Competition. OBrion’s work received an honorable mention in the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, and second place in the Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. His cartoons have appeared in dozens of Virginia newspapers, and have been reprinted nationally in USA Today and the New York Times, and internationally in Newsweek.
OBrion has been a staff artist and designer in news and university settings in Virginia and the Pacific Northwest. Since 2007, he has created a weekly editorial cartoon for The Roanoke Times, a 100,000-circulation newspaper in Southwest Virginia. He has been staff cartoonist at three newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina, and is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
He lives in Richmond, Virginia, where, in his spare time he plays with dachshunds and suffers through long Duke football seasons.