Chris Tranchina, photo taken while walking the Camino Santiago de Compostela in the north of Spain.

After visiting Western North Carolina for most of my life, I now call it home. I hike, explore these forests, and capture images from the ground and sky.

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Chris Tranchina

Prior to professionally pursuing photography and videography full time, I had a successful two-decade career as a user experience design professional, start-up founder, and technology business leader. I’ve now returned to more creative pursuits with photography and videography with a focus on real estate, automotive, events, non-profits, and the great outdoors that surround us here in Franklin, NC.

In my spare time, I am exploring the mountains and forests of Western North Carolina and capturing its great landscapes and views, helping promote our outdoor recreational resources, and contributing to their conservation. Since 2021, I’ve been working closely with the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy, to promote and maintain the 110+ mile trail system in North Georgia and Western North Carolina. The conservancy is a 501c3 non-profit that aims to maintain and build hiking trails dedicated to the legacy of William Bartram, an American naturalist who spent time in this region in the late 18th century.

Aligned with my background in digital media, I am providing high-quality and cost-effective solutions for local businesses and clients in need of these services. I partner with clients to understand their business and customers, to identify ways to better connect them.

I look forward to discussing your needs and helping identify the best solution.

Past Experience

Automotive Technology Business Leader
For nearly a decade, I led high-performing user experience design teams and business programs within the Automotive Marketing space for companies such as AutoTrader, Cox Automotive, Manheim, Car and Driver, and Automotive Ventures.

User Experience Professional
For most of my career in user experience, I also contributed hands-on to the design process as an interaction designer and usability expert.

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