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The Art and Illustrations of ChiChiLand

Çiğdem Chi Michalski is an Istanbul born illustrator and designer currently working out of San Francisco.

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‘I studied Visual Communication in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (USA) and lived in few different cities until residing in San Francisco. In the last decade I was the creative half of an Istanbul based motion design studio-imago. I worked both as an art director and illustrator with a variety of great clients from big brands to one person shops, from motion graphics to printmaking.’

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‘Currently I’m working under my brand ChiChiLand, focusing on art and illustration. I enjoy creating fun creatures, colorful lands, shapes and patterns. I am somewhat obsessed with socks, food, as well as any made up creatures that have eyes, legs or better yet – creatures wearing socks and eating something. They all live in a constantly growing world named The ChiChiLand.

ChiChiLand has cars with socks, alligators with bikinis, trees on high heels, fish wearing fluffy skirts, fancy hats and more…’

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‘I recently debuted my first hand printed scarf collection, which is going to be available in the selected shops in the near future.’

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‘Currently I’m working on a very fun animation piece with my filmmaker husband Quba Michalski.

Additionally I have a new ongoing project called Weekly Bits + Sketchbook , where I publish an illustration and a sketch every week. This is sort of similar to my ChiChiLand Everyday Project that I recently concluded, which I created an illustration for every single day for 2 years.’

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