Hello there!


I'm Chris Govias – a designer recently returned to Canada after spending the past decade in London, UK. When I'm not designing or taking photos, I'm probably sketching or drawing letters, monkeys, and the odd comic.

My work has appeared in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt DesignApplied Arts and Communication Arts. I think that's pretty neat.

In the UK, I was the Head of Design for the Ministry of Justice, where I led a team of service, interaction, and user experience designers to deliver transformative, user-centred government services. I'm delighted to have returned to Canada and become the first Chief of Design with the Canadian Digital Service. As with most types of design, it meant spending a lot of time thinking about users and trying to make everything simpler, easier and more enjoyable to use.

Selected Engagements

  • DesignX, Toronto, Canada (2017)
  • UXPA Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2017)
  • CanUX, Ottawa, Canada (2017)
  • Government Service Design, Sheffield, UK (2017)
  • Design in Government, London, UK (2016)
  • Design+Banter, London, UK (2014)
  • Expedia Summer Symposium, London, UK (2013)

Selected Clients

  • 3 Mobile
  • American Express
  • Diesel
  • Expedia
  • The Environmental Agency
  • Nike
  • Royal Mail
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Unicef
  • Wunderman

Side Projects

Get in touch.

Twitter: @cgovias

Drop me a line directly at chris.govias@gmail.com or use this handy-dandy contact form.

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