THIS IS MY STORY
It looks like you've somehow stumbled onto my personal page at ChrisSpooner.com, but this isn't my only home on the web. You might better know me from Spoon Graphics, one of my many (now neglected) YouTube channels, or as an avid Mustang owner in real life.
I enjoy sharing my hobbies and interest with others on social media, so over the years I've produced content on many different subjects, including Graphic Design, Gaming, Dogs, Archery, RC Cars, Motorcyles, Vacations, Home Improvements and general Life Vlogs!
THIS IS MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
My journey on YouTube began on an old channel I used for vlogging and design Q&A videos, but my first taste of success was with my (now defunct) gaming channel. Producing guides for games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield and GTA 5 grew my channel to over 100,000 subscribers. I eventually lost interest in gaming as a hobby and my gaming channel demised as a result, but the experience I'd gained of video editing and the opportunity to become comfortable taking into a mic gave me the important skills to launch my design tutorials YouTube channel to accompany my Spoon Graphics website.
My Spoon Graphics YouTube channel is fast becoming my largest online platform. I share how-to tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, which show how to create a range of different artistic effects and design styles.
My most popular upload currently boasts over 3 million views, and the subscriber count is now upwards of 250,000.
Spoon Graphics was created in 2007, initially as an add-on blog to my portfolio website. I began offering free design resource downloads and sharing the tips I'd learnt as a designer to help others. My blog soon started providing me worldwide exposure, which allowed me to quit my day job as a Graphic/Web Designer to work as a Freelancer.
Over subsequent years my design blog continued to grow. As ad revenue increased, I could cut down on Freelance projects, until I eventually stopped taking on client projects to work as a fulltime 'blogger'.
It's now over a decade since I started Spoon Graphics and I still love writing tutorials, creating free design resources and sharing design inspiration.
THIS IS MY LIFE
When I'm not at my computer, you can expect to find me enjoying myself driving, upgrading, or taking photos of my 2015 Mustang GT! Not only do I have loads of fun customising the car with various mechanical upgrades, I also love meeting up with fellow Mustang owners at regular club meets and car shows.
Editing shots of my car in Photoshop has become a great way to combine two of my main interests. You can follow along with my latest modifications and my favourite photoshoot pictures on my dedicated Instagram profile.