314.650.1219 • CHRIS.BISTLINE@GMAIL.COM
• Fourteen years of management experience leading newspaper, magazine design and photography teams
• More than 20 years of experience designing, editing and writing for magazines and newspapers in the US and Africa
• Manage portfolio of 15 residential rental properties in Nashville area
• Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Computer Science from Indiana University
• Exceptional computer skills in a wide variety of design and editing programs for print and Web media
Gannett Nashville Design Studio
Nashville, Tenn. | May 2011 – present
Ensley LLC/Delmas LLC Properties
Nashville, Tenn. | June 2013 – present
Cairo, Egypt | Dec. 14, 2010 – Jan. 28, 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa | Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2010
Cairo, Egypt | Nov. 2001 - Aug. 2004
Bucks County Courier Times
Levittown, Pa. | Nov. 1999 - June 2001
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | May 1997- Sept. 1999
Sports Team Leader, manage 20+ designers and editors responsible for nightly production of 16 sports sections, MLB/NBA/NHL pages and national agate package used by all Gannett newspapers.
Senior Designer, responsible for design of news, sports and Sunday sections for two Florida newspapers.
Co-owner, director, manage portfolio of 15 residential rental property units made up of traditional long-term rentals and short-term vacation rentals. Screen tenants, perform minor maintenance, hire contractors for major repairs, manage finances, communicate with short-term guests.
Creative Director, managed design team and oversaw creative direction of a financial communications agency whose clients included some of the country’s largest banks, investment firms and property developers.
Art Director, managed design and production of three leading technology magazines: New Age Gaming, SA Computer Magazine
and Custom PC South Africa as well as several regular supplements. Wrote video game and consumer electronics reviews. Copy edited magazines. Traveled internationally to cover video game launches.
Assistant Editor/Design Coordinator, Business Today Egypt, directed presentation of Egypt’s leading English-language business magazine. Lead designer for Egypt Today, Egypt’s best-selling and oldest English-language general-interest magazine.
Designer, responsible for presentation of sports, money and news covers. Managed pagination staff at night.
Sports Designer/Copy Editor, versatile member of award-winning sports department
Windows and Mac
Indiana University | Graduated May 1997
Journalism major, Computer Science minor
Microsoft Certified Professional | Nov. 1999
Designing and Implementing Web Sites
Available upon request