Founder and President, Creative Director
Chris’ vision for Hessney & Co., the business he launched in 2015, is built on his strong background in event management and design along with a steadfast belief in building solid client relationships through a personalized approach.
Chris began his career working for restauranteur Stephen Starr and Chef Morimoto. He furthered his career with Andre Balazs and was an integral part of the opening team at The Standard Highline in New York.
Following his successful career with Balazs, Chris was recruited by EMM Group to take on the role of Corporate Style Director where he was instrumental in all creative decision-making and helped define their brand identity.
Most recently with Hessney & Co., Chris has collaborated with a wide variety of well- known companies like Armani, Goop, Netflix, and Martha Stewart Weddings, and was recognized as one of the top wedding florists in the U.S. by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. Chris’ impeccable eye for design and attention to detail put him in a class by himself, making Hessney & Co. synonymous with excellence on the event planning stage.
Julia joined the Hessney & Co. team, bringing with her 10 years of experience in editorial art direction/production, practical and theoretical visual styling, and interior and environmental design. She also has a background in literary and live broadcast production. A former experiential producer, Julia excels in creating thoughtful physical spaces for our Client’s brand or vision to breathe and evolve in. In addition to her ability to constantly push past creative boundaries, Julia is extremely detail- oriented; keeping our Client’s projects on time and budget.
In her free time, Julia works as the Co-Founder of Shine On in Schools, a nonprofit that brings movement and mindfulness workshops to New York City public schools. She’s also an alumni spokesperson for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.