Christopher Muller

Adjunct Teacher

B.A., Studio Art, University of California, Davis; M.F.A. Set Design and Art Direction, New York University. Recent design work: Art Director and lead Designer for the Sustainability Pavilion for the Dubai World Expo 2020; Master Planning for the Philadelphia Zoo; costume renderings for 'Ready Player One,' feature film directed by Stephen Spielberg and period illustrations for 'Hostiles,' feature directed by Scott Cooper. Projection content and design for 'The Summer King,' Pittsburgh Opera, 'The Golden Cockerel,' Sante Fe Opera, 'The 12 Days of Christmas,' Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Chris is the principal at Chris Muller Design, which creates museum exhibits and experiences. Recent projects include Saving Lives: Helicopters!  at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum of Salt Lake City; Unrestricted Warfare: the Last Mission of the U.S.S. Tang, for the National World War II Museum, New Orleans. Exhibits for the Museum for African Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery,  the Jewish Museum, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Children’s Museum of the East End, the Creative Discovery Museum (Chattanooga, TN), the Miami Children’s Museum, the American Craft Museum. He was the lead designer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (redux), the Muhammad Ali Center, the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, and the College Basketball Experience and Hall of Fame. Corporate Clients have included Sapphire Software, Time/Warner, Clinique, Sony. Theater: Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Juilliard Opera, the Measured Breaths Opera Company, the Atlantic Stage Company, Shapiro and Smith Dance, East Coast Artists, the Welsh National Dance Company, the Contemporary Legends Theater of Taiwan, Laurie Anderson’s multimedia world tour Scenes from the Nerve Bible. Storyboard artist for film and television. Chris illustrated the recently published children's book The Griffin and the Dinosaur, for National Geographic.  


Culture, Costume, and Decor; Drawing Year One; Photoshop


B.A.- University of California, Davis M.F.A.- New York University