Founder and Executive Creative Director, Stay.Gold
Chris Znerold is an accomplished product design and marketing communications leader with more than 20 years of experience working with globally renowned brands. In his design career, Znerold has made significant contributions to the brand aesthetic and product experience of companies such as Airbnb, Adobe, Apple, Disney, Facebook, Logitech, Sony and Target. After leading teams at innovative tech startups in Silicon Valley, Chris returned to his Colorado roots to assume the role of chief marketing officer at the one of the largest cannabis operators in the country, where he established an in-house creative studio that helped drive unprecedented revenue growth by successfully launching more than 50 products and dispensary brands across the country.
More recently, he founded Stay.Gold, a human-centered design studio that has garnered prestigious clients like Pepsi, PwC, and Martha Stewart. He has been awarded three design patents for work with Adobe, Apple and CU Boulder.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in brand advertising at CU Boulder and completed its graduate program in strategic design.