Chris Yates is an independent multimedia artist who lives and works in Boulder, CO. He was born on April 21, 1979 in Summit, New Jersey and attended Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, RI, where he worked with metal and wood sculpture. The Baffler, Chris signature jigsaw puzzles, combine the time-honored tradition of hand-cut wooden tray puzzles with his modern, colorful aesthetic. There are very few people still making puzzles this way, and Chris Bafflers have generated a very enthusiastic international following. As of August 2011, hes made more than 1600 unique Bafflers.