Christopher Elst

Web Developer | Producer | Fight Director | Actor | Director

Freelance Polymath Artist and Producer

Call me Christopher.

Christopher Elst is a Milwaukee-based web developer, fight director, educator, and actor, holding ranks of Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

Since 2005, he has received training from world-renowned instructors, including several members of the College of Fight Masters of the SAFD, DAI Master Teacher DC Wright, and DAI founder, Gregory Hoffman.

As a web developer, he has designed and programmed websites for some of the most prestigious advertising and design agencies in the Milwaukee area since 2000.

Contact Details

  • Christopher Elst
  • 6' 3", 235 lbs.
  • Bald, green eyes
  • 6815 W Bluemound Road
  • +414 630 6512
  • chris@christopherelst.com
  • www.christopherelst.com

Portfolio

Projects presented in pretty pictures.

The Seeds of Banquo

Tosca

Dracula

Pirates of Penzance

MACE NFP

Theater RED

A Lady in Waiting

Woods of Weaver

Services

Self-sufficient, ambitious, and detail-oriented: perfect adjectives to put on the nouns below.

1. Design

Posters, logos, web sites, branding, sets, sounds, videos, you name it. My years at agencies and my time spent in the theatre have made me uniquely qualified to engage your audience.

Rates: $50/hour, negotiable

2. Web Development

Using all modern techniques for adaptable, beautiful designs, my work can create a professional and accessible website in a timeframe that satisfies.

Rates: $75/hour

3. Fight Direction

My violence and intimacy designs have been featured in dozens of professional theatrical productions, and have influenced the growth of the art in the greater Milwaukee area.

Rates: Download Fight Direction one-sheet

Résumé

Past experience leads to future success.

Work Experience

2010 - Now

Freelance Producer

Responsibilities:
Produced HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and systems administration for such clients as Optix on Downer, MACE NFP, and Theater RED.

URLs are given for reference only. Due to the rapidly changing nature of web presences, sites may not include my work.

2010 - Now

Theatre Professional

Actor. Fight Director. Producer. Director. Sound designer. Set designer. Raconteur.

2007-2010

Front-end Web Developer - GS Design

Responsibilities:
Produced HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and systems administration for such clients as Mercury Marine, SRAM Bicycle Components, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, DDN Pharmaceutical Logistics.

URLs are given for reference only. Due to the rapidly changing nature of web presences, sites may not include my work.

2000-2007

Front-end Web Developer - Hanson Dodge Creative

Responsibilities:
Produced HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and systems administration for such clients as Trek Bicycles, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Burton Snowboards, Alterra Coffees.

URLs are given for reference only. Due to the rapidly changing nature of web presences, sites may not include my work.

1994-2000

Pre-Press Production Artist - Kenosha News

Responsibilities:
Management and layout of daily paper production. Creation of advertising and website for online version of the newspaper.

My Education

2015

Certified Teacher - Society of American Fight Directors

Granted expert status in the teaching and directing of staged violence by national experts (members of the College of Fight Masters for the Society of American Fight Directors). Expert in eight weapons disciplines and the safe and effective use of theatrical firearms.

2014

Associate Instructor - Dueling Arts International

Granted expert status in the teaching and directing of staged violence by national experts (Master Teachers for Dueling Arts International). Expert in six weapons disciplines and the history of weapons in Europe.

2012

Bachelor of Arts - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

SUMMA CUM LAUDE - LITERATURE AND CRITICAL STUDIES (ENGLISH)
Returned to my studies after 10 years working at web agencies around Milwaukee.

Web Development

Self-taught, agency-approved.

85%

HTML5 + CSS3

55%

JS

60%

PHP/MySQL

85%

Photoshop

80%

Wordpress

25%

.NET

Fight Direction

Twenty years experience, accredited by two national organizations.

Stage Combat Instruction

100%

Theatrical Firearms Safety

95%

European weapons history

75%

Fight Direction / Stunt Coordination

100%

Eastern Martial Arts

80%

Video Editing

65%

Accolades

They like me. They really like me.

Sunset Volunteer Award

Favorite Male Actor, 2011-2012

Central Illinois Stage Combat Awards

Noble Blade, 2009

Society of American Fight Directors

NSCW Morale Award, 2006

Contact Me

Have a project you'd like to discuss?

Let's
talk.

Christopher Elst

chris@christopherelst.com