2014 Commencement Speaker: Chris Ayers ’97
Chris Ayers, a popular Hollywood character designer and digital artist, is a 1997 graduate of St. Norbert College. His first work in movie design was on the film “Bubble Boy” in 2000. Since then, Ayers has amassed 26 film credits and has written four books, the most recent being The Daily Zoo Goes to Paris!
The Daily Zoo books were created as a result of Ayers' fight with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML - a cancer of the blood) in 2005. As a cancer survivor, Chris donates a portion of his book sales to cancer-related charities and research. Ayers' other film credits include “Men in Black 2,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” “The Santa Clause 2,” “Start Trek XI,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “Zookeeper.”