Erin Cheyne

About : 

Design to me is a way of life; creating brands with spirit and visually enchanting things to tell a story makes my world go around.  I can’t remember a time when I was not creating something.  It began in traditional art, painting and textile design, and as a teenager, I started getting serious about design.  My first job as a designer was at the age of 18 for a small magazine.  

I worked in the circulation department, and the head designer quit - at the time I did not have much experience - but I took the opportunity to convince the boss to let me prove my craft, and he gave me the chance of a lifetime.  Ten years later after working as a lead designer/art director at an agency in Michigan, I met the amazing Alijah Villian and after some creative dueling against one another at the advertising agency, we left together and started Erin and Alijah together.  

It has been a creative experience beyond any artist's wildest dreams so far, and I can't wait to see what's around the next corner for us. 

Specialties: 

Typography - I love letters and the detail of the shapes to communicate a meaning.

Composition - where things are placed are very important the piece.

Color

Compositing

Matte painting

Guerilla Marketing

Favorite Types of Projects: 

I love any kind of project that involves telling a great story visually.

Favorite Book: 
Book Title: 
Catcher in the Rye
Author: 
J.D. Salinger
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Why I Love This Book: 
Cliche but classic, Catcher in the Rye is just one of those books that you can get completely lost in.
Book Title: 
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Author: 
Connie Willis
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Why I Love This Book: 
It's a masterfully written time travel story with more character depth and complexity than you can imagine.
Book Title: 
The Art of Creative Thinking 89 Ways to See Things Differently
Author: 
Rod Judkins
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Why I Love This Book: 
It's an absolute essential for any artist or innovator - an amazing look into how the greatest minds in history found their inspiration.
Name to Display: 
Erin Cheyne