Chris Barr joined Knight Foundation in July 2012. He works directly with grantees in the prototype program and aids the Journalism & Media Innovation grantees with design and user experience support.
With a background in design and new media, Barr previously served as an assistant professor of graphic design at West Virginia University. He has worked as a designer for a variety of organizations to combine technology development and design thinking.
Barr holds a M.F.A. in media study from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor's degree in fine art from West Virginia University.