Chris Kirkman has had a love affair with paper and cardboard since his childhood, first with board games and later with newspapers and journalism. Kirkman has channeled his talents for writing and graphic design into promoting his passion by founding the game evangelism blog Dice Hate Me, and then later the innovative publishing studio, Dice Hate Me Games. He is now co-owner of Greater Than Games where he serves as Game Development Director, working closely with talented designers to make awesome board games.

Chris is a Tar Heel born and bred, graduating from UNC with a BA in Journalism & Visual Communications. He worked in newspapers for many years as a lead graphic artist and reporter, as well as four years at The Washington Post as daily art director. He has also served as an adjunct professor of graphic design and multimedia at UNC School of Media and Journalism for the past 11 years.