After ending the California Gold Rush with what would later be described by historians as “an excessive amount of dynamite”, Chris Solada secured a position with a research group. It was here he discovered the cure for male pattern baldness, but on his way to notify his colleagues, Chris slipped and spilled it on his face, leaving him with an unshavable steel wool-like beard. On the run from the scientific community at large, Chris found his way to the University of Cincinnati Digital Design program at DAAP. Here, he could blend in with all the other bearded design students. While in DAAP, he discovered his passion for motion design, as well as interactive and web design.