You are more authentic the more you resemble what you’ve dreamed of being.
Christopher Lee Lyons [Fhonik®] specializes in graphic design + creative/art direction for the music industry.
Fhonik® was born from a lifelong love of both music + design. Since growing up in the (rad) 80s, I’ve had an obsession with both. I can still vividly recall blissfully rushing home from the music store, equally excited to flip through the liner notes of my newest music purchase as I was to listen to it. For me, the marriage of music + design = pure bliss; a fantastical (kick-ass) place where audio and visuals symbiotically work together. I cannot hear or see one without the other. So you can imagine the idea of combining music + design into a career had been a lifelong dream of mine. In 2008, that dream became a reality with the birth of Fhonik,® my design alias committed to creating engaging, well-thought-out and beautifully crafted art to compliment and enhance your music.
It’s this passion for music design that drives me and it’s this passion that will give your music the visual identity it craves. Let me show you what bliss can do for your music.
—CHRISTOPHER LEE LYONS, Creative + Art Direction // Graphic Design
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THE REVIEWS ARE IN
I came in contact with Christopher Lee Lyons while working on an independent artist driven project. Christopher’s dedication to giving us what we needed creatively as well as his willingness to see it thru to the end was impressive. Since then, we have worked together on a number of projects and the work is always stellar. People who I recommend Christopher to always end up thanking me. You will too.
—TALIB KWELI, Recording Artist
Christopher has been instrumental in developing creative that drives the Fabric Care Regimen for Procter & Gamble. The impact his work has had on our business and the return is, put simply, amazing. We consistently look to him for his expertise to continue to drive excellent results. He is an amazing partner, very responsive and always goes the extra mile for us. I wish I could clone Christopher!
—GINA GATES, MARKETING MANAGER, PROCTER & GAMBLE
I had the privilege of working professionally with Christopher over the past three years. Christopher served as the lead designer on our Medella Naturals portfolio with Gravity. He consistently over delivered on expectations and met every timeline that was given to him, many of which I know seemed impossible to hit.
Christopher consistently showed a strong dedication for the Medella business and a genuine interest in the success of our company. It would become common for us to simply provide Christopher with a few ideas or suggestions of where we want to go with a concept and then simply turn him lose to work his “magic.” While this may seem like an unorthodox strategy when working with a designer, Christopher NEVER disappointed.
Christopher made us feel as though we were his only client, when in reality we know he had many others. Christopher’s responsiveness and follow through were second to none. I always felt like Christopher was part of the Medella team, as he exhibited the same passion and concern for our business as our own team members. His desire and enthusiasm for our business was appreciated by the entire Medella team. I wish all of our vendors would operate with Christopher’s level of commitment!
Christopher is the ultimate professional, focused on delivering results and working to ensure his designs stand out and separate his clients from the rest of the crowd. I strongly recommend Christopher Lyons, as his passion for clients and high end design work would be an asset to any organization.
—MICHAEL EWERS, PRESIDENT, MEDELLA LABORATORIES
Christopher imbues all his work with unexpected freshness, energy and—most significantly—intelligence. There is a logic and meaning behind what he creates that goes beyond just looking as good as it does. The details count in his work: they make sense and they work together brilliantly. And he never fails to anticipate the larger picture. Thus, the client is provided with more than they even knew they would need.
—DEAN VARNER, QUALITY ASSURANCE, PHOTOTYPE
In the time I worked with Christopher, he always went well beyond what was expected. His work was always on target and compelling. I highly recommend Christopher to anyone who is looking to develop cutting edge targeted design.
—ERIC SCHEER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SEED STRATEGY
Christopher’s designs are original, striking and very effective. He is responsive to suggestions so designs evolve as a collaborative process. The icing on the cake is that it’s always fun working with him.
—MARTIN LEWIS, CONSULTANT + PRODUCER, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Working with Christopher has been one of the most professional, inspired and creative experiences I’ve had in 10 years. If you’re looking for someone who understands the balance between art and commerce, you’ve found him.
—Holly Adams, SENIOR VP SPECIAL PROJECTS, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
Working with Christopher has further opened my creative eye when it comes to presenting my music to the world. He is easy to work with, professional and gave me superb options. His ideas and approach to matching a strong visual to my music has not only helped sell the product but was also a fun process!
—RES, RECORDING ARTIST
Christopher Lee Lyons is amazing. I’ve been dealing with graphic designers for years, regarding fliers, websites, cover art, and press kits, and Christopher is the easiest and most professional I’ve ever worked with. Not to mention the design... amazingly creative yet still appealing to the general eye. Christopher comes HIGHLY recommended.
—MICK, DJ, style influencer, tech investor, music curator & brand consultant
Christopher is a highly talented, amazingly creative professional. Interacting with him was always a pleasure because of his attention to detail, his ability to listen to my ideas and translate those into beautiful graphics that effectively conveyed our message. He helped our non profit develop a unique brand and then managed that brand, taking us to levels beyond our dreams. I always looked forward to our meetings, eager to see what was next. He never disappointed and he always cared deeply about our mission and our cause.
—MARK McCOLLUM, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, ROCK-IT TO A CURE
Christopher is an extremely talented graphic designer. He meets with his clients and carefully listens to ascertain their necessary marketing strategy. Christopher graciously worked me through management-directed changes, and always delivered exceptional marketing elements that met and exceeded my marketing goals. He always provided me multiple options, usually inspiring “out-of-the-box” thinking, unique marketing tools that would demand attention and deliver a concise marketing message.
Christopher's personality make it a sheer joy and pleasure to work with him. He would be an real asset to any organization that had the privilege to gain his talent.
—ANNE VANCE, MARKETING MANAGER, PROCTER & GAMBLE PET CARE
Christopher's ability to weave strategy, insights and inspiration into competing design solutions never ceased to amaze me. When mentoring young talent, his soft-spoken, passion for design and genuine caring nature motivated others to bring that same sense of intelligence and creativity to their work. An invaluable team member and truly joyful person to work with, Christopher would be a great addition to your organization and your culture.
—KEITH BECKELHEIMER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, GRAVITY
Throughout my design career, I have never worked with anyone as talented as Christopher. He understands how to beautifully marry strategy and design while still pushing the boundaries of creativity. He is one of the most professional, hard working creatives that I have ever met in the design industry.