Hi there. I’m Chris Govias.

I’m a designer who helps corporations, businesses (large and small), charities, and governments with service design, experience design, and design thinking. I occasionally do some writing.

Currently, I’m Chief of Design for the Canadian Digital Service, a new initiative from the Government of Canada to design and deliver simple, easy to use services.

Previously, I was the Head of Design (UX, Interaction & Service Design) for the Ministry of Justice, with the UK Government. And before that, I was Design Lead at the world's largest travel company, Expedia.

Experience & Service Design

I've worked across numerous sectors – B2B, B2C, private and government – and designed everything from complex, admin-facing, content management systems to consumer-facing microsites and startups. 

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Other work


I've always been passionate about typography and letterforms. Hand lettering is the natural extension of those two elements with the addition of artistry – a perfect combination for me.

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I used to moonlight as a commercial photographer. My editorial and portrait work has been featured in numerous advertising campaigns and my food photography has been published in several UK magazines.

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