Co-founder of Evanston, Ill.-based Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek offers through her design studio a unique and vibrant international perspective. Exhibiting innovative flair enhanced by latest techniques, her designs serve an array of interests—commercial, promotional or personal—to achieve her clients’ goals.
The captivating vitality of her design garnered Ari recognition as winner of the Annual Design Award 2010 for Best Product Packaging Design (client: Bacio, a popular Bali nightclub, where she served as graphic designer from August 2008–July 2009). Further evidence of her versatility, Ari has worked in a corporate environment, executing email campaigns as digital designer for Sears Holdings Corp.
Continuing her creative exploration, Ari enjoys peer collaboration, as well as guiding and mentoring women entrepreneurs. Accordingly, she founded Creative Women’s Co. to share her expertise and facilitate meaningful exchange among enterprising peers in today’s vast marketplace. Moreover, she participates as a member of committee leaders in Women Tech Founders Chicago, mentors UI/UX students at Designation.io, and is available for speaking engagements to elucidate both general and UI/UX design principles.
Inexhaustible in her pursuit of design challenges, Ari is keen to collaborate on branding initiatives for maximum impact via web, mobile and/or print. Overall, a passion for design drives her commitment to engage audiences in every style of communication—formal to intimate, corporate to personal. As her diverse client roster attests, the one constant in Ari’s work is spot-on design for major impact every time.