Chris Hardy is an American industrial designer based in Atlanta. Born in Houston in 1984, he pursued an education of design, receiving a BFA from the College for Creative Studies and a Masters of Design from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After returning to the United States in 2009 he began his career as a freelance designer collaborating with companies for both industrial and graphic design. His clients include interior design firms, retail stores, furniture and lighting manufacturers, and design publications. Industrial design services included the designing of furniture and lighting collections for contract and residential sectors involving close working relationship with both engineers and manufacturers.