Curriculum Vitae

Cheryl has served in both full-time and part-time lecturer positions in graphic design and illustration for over twenty years. Cheryl’s experience as a Creative Director in the entertainment industry and her commitment to coaching artists has created one of the most unique and highly respected Entertainment Design classes in higher education. Students under her instruction have won multiple awards in the annual Hollywood Reporter Student Key Art Competition. As the founder and Creative Director of Menagerie Creative, an agency specializing in personal branding and marketing for artists, educators and entrepreneurs, Cheryl mentors individual students and professionals through career and business transitions.

MARKETING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (2010)
University of Irvine, Extension
MA DESIGN/Illustration (1994)
California State University, Fullerton
Advisors: Dana Lamb,
Larry Johnson
Masters Thesis: Painting Techniques of the Great Masters and their Influence on Contemporary Illustration
BFA Graphic Design
(1989)
California State University, Fullerton
Professional Experience
Fall 2016-Present – Fullerton College, Fullerton California, Lecturer
csavala@fullcoll.edu
Fall 1994-Present – California State University Fullerton, Fullerton California, Lecturer
csavala@fullerton.edu
Fall 2004-Present – Menagerie Creative, Orange California Founder / Creative Director
info@menageriecreative.com
Fall 2009-2013  – Chapman College, Orange California, Guest Lecturer and Portfolio Reviewer 
1991-2004 – The Cimarron Group, Hollywood California,
VP/ Creative Director