My name is Christopher Cosner. I’m a creative person working in information technology. Read my storiesSee my live work

Hawaii Information Consortium

Rebrand, Design & Web Development

What if a company that had enjoyed an exclusive contract for twenty years, white-labeling web and mobile apps for state government, suddenly had to compete for its business? How do you brand a company that is supposed to work quietly behind the scenes, a company that’s supposed to be invisible?

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GÖST Vapor


I created the branding for GÖST Vapor in 2015 as a freelance designer and helped them break into the E-liquid market at the height of its popularity.

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Legislative Reference Bureau

Information Architecture & Web Development

At the end of 2019 my team at HIC completed work on two websites we designed and developed concurrently: the State of Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) website and Public Access Room (PAR) website. These are websites used by the Hawaii State Legislature to house hundreds of documents and make them accessible to legislators, the media, and the public.

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Data Visualization

Hawaii’s Foreign-Trade Zone #9 was a client of mine while working for HIC and after I left. Together we created some very cool stuff that helped them show off their capabilities.

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Business Development & Support Division

Branding, UX & Digital Marketing Strategy, & Web Design

Working with my ace team at NIC Hawaii and our partner at the State of Hawaii is one of the highlights of my career. We did so many great things together. I’d like to share just a few of them.

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Hana Hou Campers &
The Vintage Aloha Photo Bus

Web Design

This double website and branding project I completed in 2015 for a couple of friends and small-business entrepreneurs. I helped them take their converted 1970’s VW bus businesses to the next level by creating beautifully fitting branding and user friendly websites.

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State Council on Mental Health

Web Design & Development

The Hawaii State Council on Mental Health is an active advocacy group of multi-discipline, volunteer members who provide a voice for people on behavioral health issues. In 2018, my team at HIC completed work on their website. Working on this website project with them was one of my greatest professional honors. We helped them to reach a larger audience by creating an inspired website design.

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Hawaii Office of Homeland Security

Design & Web Development

This was my first website project working with HIC. We completed it in 2017 and it’s still live to this day.

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Web Development

The University of California, Santa Barbara Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Program website was a web design marvel when it was created back in 2013. It was truly a feat in CSS and Javascript. Let’s see your 8 year-old website that’s still functioning and live.

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Sharks and fish photo by Jeff Litton - Marine Photobank

Smash Fashion

Web Design

I just really like how this turned out.

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