Çiğdem “Chi” Michalski is an artist, illustrator and designer currently residing in Seattle area, working under her own ChiChiLand brand. For the past decade she was a half of the creative duo running Istanbul’s premiere motion design studio – imago. These days she focuses primarily on illustration, art and textile design.

Chi’s unique style is inspired in equal part by nature, urban culture and folk art. To create her pieces, she uses a mix of traditional and digital media, utilizing both the techniques that have been around for thousands of years and all the latest developments of the digital era.

Feel free to contact her directly at or via the contact page on this site.


Features and Interviews
IdN (interview)
Nineteenseventythree (interview)
Robot Wednesdays (interview)
Design Juices (interview)
SF Station (interview)
Get inspired Magazine
Juxtapoz Magazine

2014 March – One-A-Day Project Micro Exhibition, Papa November Coffee and Bakes San Francisco (USA)
2013 August – Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
2012 May – AlanIstanbul Istanbul (TR)

Festivals (Motion Design Works):
2013 Robot Film Festival, San Francisco (USA)
2008 VIEWFest, Turin (IT)
2007 International Amsterdam Film Festival IAFF/MAFIAfest, Amsterdam (NL)
2006 Chicago Motion Graphics Festival – Chicago (USA)
2005 ResFest, Istanbul (TR)


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