My name is Chantelle but people call me Telley

I love art and the the creative process behind it. From concept to final form, I am a true art enthusiast.

I have found that my passion for art is boundless. Inspired by light, contrast, COLOR, and life, this blog represents the extensive and diverse experiences I have gained both academically and professionally.

I am a creative designer and photographer who wants to discover, uncover, and share artistic inspiration to my blog readers covering “art happenings” worldwide. I am a true believer that art is limitless, and this blog highlights the abundant range of art we are sometimes not capable of seeing in the course of our busy, hectic lives. I regularly attend interesting events, meet unique artists and go behind the scenes, showing revolutionary finds across the genres of street art, photography, mixed mediums, and graphic design.

As a rising artist, I’m always learning and my hope for this blog is to share my knowledge with others, while finding inspiration to build momentum in my own creative direction.

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Traditional training

I began my studies at Fresno City College, where I obtained an associate of Art degree in Liberal Art and a certificate in photography. During this time, I focused my studies on sculpture, painting and both film (from shooting to developing) and digital photography.

I continued my studies of Graphic Design and Advertising at The Art Institute of California – San Diego, obtaining my Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design. There, I focused my studies in Creative Design, Typography, Motion Graphics, The Adobe Creative Suite, Marketing, and Print Design.

Work experience

My previous experience gained as a designer at Dragon Alliance, and my most recent creative venture – pioneering and leading my own Design Company while working as the Creative Designer for Uhuru Network.

Passionate extras

I love hand rendering typography, designing greeting cards and wrapping paper, using mixed mediums while designing, shooting with film cameras, painting with gouache, and package design.