I take creativity seriously.
How serious? Twenty-five years immersed in graphic design and the entertainment marketing community is a good start. My commitment to strong design leadership means I’ve had the privilege to work with hundreds of artists, educators and entrepreneurs to help define personal brands as well as pop culture blockbusters including Star Wars, The X-Men and The Sound of Music.
But I didn’t do all that work alone.
While I absolutely love creating illustrative work for the entertainment industry, I equally enjoy my role as a college professor, mentoring artists and new recruits. It’s an honor to have helped place 150+ (and counting) designers, illustrators and motion graphics artists in the entertainment marketing field. Not only have these individuals found their dream jobs and launched thriving careers, they’ve gone on to earn hundreds of Clios as well as license and publish their work through Fox, Disney, Marvel and major galleries!
So, welcome to my website, home to my illustrative portfolio, workshops, merchandise and more. I’m deeply grateful for your company and look forward to continuing to serve up inspiration every day.
CHERYL SAVALAIllustrator / Author / Educator
An interview by Cliff Cramp and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 57
I’m delighted to share an interview by Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 57 Chair, Cliff Cramp.1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How you got started It would be nice to say I’ve always wanted to an artist, but that would be a total...
The Second Hardest Job on Earth
My daughter is a watercolor artist, and a pretty damn good one if I might add. The painting above is hers. It's not only technically and aesthetically beautiful, it’s also striking, thought-provoking and begs the viewer to look deeper into themselves. This is her art....
A love letter to the Self-Beloved
I’m willing to bet you’ve heard some version of the story about the child who sees a wriggling caterpillar but fearful of its suffering, the child opens its cocoon. Only later, after seeing the creature unable to fly, does he learn that a butterfly must struggle...