Chris Dizon is a web/UX designer, a traveler, an ASU alumnus, and a regular at Wren House Brewing.

, my name is Chris and I’m a web/UX designer, a traveler, a sports fan, an aspiring polyglot, a connoisseur of fine beers, and supporter of Borussia Dortmund.

I am a proud alumnus of Arizona State University, where I earned degrees in Political Science and Journalism/Mass Communication.

I work at my alma mater as the engagement system analyst, where I am responsible for, among other responsibilities, designing and managing our online donation system.

I live in Phoenix, Arizona, with my wife, Nicole, and our three cats. Our son Jordan was born on June 27, 2017.

I spent the first 16 years of my life in the Chicago suburbs, where I became a fan of the Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks, and where I learned firsthand the greatness of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

I read books printed on paper, and I'm always up for trying out a new microbrew. I'm learning to speak Nederlands and Français. I quote the Simpsons way too much, take the train to work and hate the designated hitter rule.

If you would like to talk about a project, or can recommend a great bruin café in Utrecht, contact me by email or Twitter (@substate).

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Mark Twain

About Chris

The skinny:

Name: Chris Dizon
Location: Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Education: BA Political Science, BA Journalism/Mass Communication, Certificate Technical Communication, Arizona State University

Chris Dizon. Netizen. Debonair.

Things that interest me:

travel, web design, information architecture, user experience, social media, football, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, graphic design, history, geography, sustainability, cities, mass transit, foreign languages


Top Places I've Been

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
  • London, England
  • Montréal, Canada
  • Munich, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rome, Italy
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Vatican City
  • Vienna, Austria

Travel Wishlist

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Lviv, Ukraine
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Québec City, Québec
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • Toronto, Canada

Shows I watch too much

  • The Simpsons
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Seinfeld
  • Arrested Development

Books I'm reading next

  • Drew Magary, Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood
  • Simon Winder, Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History
  • Slavenka Drakulic, Café Europa: Life After Communism

Other sites



As travel has become an integral part of my life, I've begun writing about my experiences abroad and across the US.



My portfolio site documents my work accomplishments and experience (under construction).

northwest passage


I've always been fascinated with the northwest music scene of the late 1980s/early 1990s, so I created this website to document it.



Through the Postcrossing project, I've connected with people all over the world through postcards. This site introduces me to this community.

Contact me

Talk to me about web design, travel, sports, or whatever.

Hit me up!