︎Founder + Executive Director
For the past decade, Christopher Knowles has been actively involved in the design world as an educator and practitioner. He began his career in New York City working for a humble collection of design studios until later working as an in-house designer for Sony Music. While in New York, he felt a calling to return to his native Atlanta. In his eyes, Atlanta offered a prime environment for starting up a small design studio, providing an opportunity to tap into the incredible potential the southern capital offered. Atlanta’s smaller DIY scene, cultural diversity, and rich history were the perfect backdrop for him to bolster his design practice, (Bureau) Christopher Knowles, where he has worked with clients across both commercial and cultural sectors since 2013.
For the past five years, he has worked as a design professor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Previously, he served as Co-Chair of the Design Department at the Creative Circus in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenures at both institutions, he developed pedagogy for a range of subjects, and challenged his departments by creating curriculum that embraced emerging, forward-thinking approaches to design methodology.
Christopher has shown work in a collection of exhibitions around the United States and has passionately collaborated with community organizers and institutions to harness excitement for design programming and activations. Continuing to build on his enthusiasm for educating on design matters, he founded Practise Makes Practice in August 2019 with the mission to incite a more robust design culture in Atlanta and the Southeastern region at large.
Board of Directors
Our organization is better for the board of directors past, volunteers and interns that have contributed their minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits to help our organization grow! We thank you eternally ︎
We are always seeking volunteers for our revolving needs. If you’re enthusiastic about volunteering with us, please fill out the form below.
We are currently seeking a design, as well as an operations intern to work with us from March - September 2022. If interested, contact us below.
We are not currently hiring. In this crazy world, things change quickly. Please feel free to get in contact with us anyway as our capacity evolves.