Chrisray Collins

Chief Operating Officer, Founder

Figuring out the best path to completing incredibly complex projects drives Chrisray Collins. He guides our firm by looking for the path to make things possible within the parameters of timeline and scope and maintaining the integrity of our client’s vision. From the beginning of his career where he learned to live by the Principles of Craftsmanship by working with world-class artists, carpenters and Journeymen, Chrisray developed a core set of principles of craft that we apply every day at One Hat One Hand. Every project moves through our studios with greater value added to the process by Chrisray’s experience, direction, expertise and enthusiasm.


As Chief Operating Officer he helps build and deepen our client relationships through precise program management, vendor communication and collaboration. Bringing forward decades of experience in craftsmanship across multiple mediums, he takes pride in building and developing the ever-growing team at One Hat One Hand.


ChrisRay works tirelessly to create unique experiences for clientele in locations ranging from public spaces to commercial environments, placemaking and outdoor environments. From the beginning of his career as an artist, dancer, carpenter and journeyman to Co-Founding and stewarding One Hat One Hand, Chrisray leads by example, leveraging the opportunities with a mix of experience and improvisation while often reminding us that all projects are possible when you have the right attitude and energy.

Chrisray Collins