Çiğdem “Chi” Michalski is an illustrator, artist and occasional art director in Seattle, working under the name of ChiChiLand. For the past decade she was a half of the creative duo running Istanbul’s beloved motion design studio – imago. These days she focuses on art and illustration while continues to create work in the field of animation and 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 chi@chichiland.com or via the contact page on this site.

Download a copy of Chi’s CV.

Features and Interviews:

The Design Kids (interview)
Artistic Moods (feature)
Adobe Create (interview)
Ballpit Mag (interview)
IdN (interview)
Nineteenseventythree (interview)
Robot Wednesdays (interview)
Design Juices (interview)
SF Station (interview)
Juxtapoz Magazine
Linework NW


ILLO Show Cupcake Royale (October 2019, solo)
Hosted by Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA -USA

Holiday Show (December 2018, solo)
Portage Bay Goods, Seattle, WA – USA

11th Annual Holiday Mini Exhibit (November 2017, group)
Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA – USA

Make America Create Again (April 2017, group)
CoCA Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA – USA

Sweet Little Ones (May 2016, solo)
Midori Bakery, Redmond, WA – USA

Animal Kingdom (April 2016, group)
Tiny Dodo Gallery, Seattle, WA – USA

One-A-Day Project Micro Exhibition (March 2014, solo)
Papa November Coffee and Bakes San Francisco, CA – USA

Surreal Abstract Dreamy Landscapes (August 2013, group)
Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA – USA

OUTSIDE-in (May 2012, group)
AlanIstanbul, Istanbul -Turkey


LineWork NW Festival (2016)
Portland, OR, USA

Robot Film Festival (2013)
San Francisco, CA, USA

VIEWFest (2007)
Turin, Italy

International Amsterdam Film Festival IAFF/MAFIAfest (2007)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chicago Motion Graphics Festival (2006)
Chicago, IL, USA

ResFest (2005)
Istanbul, Turkey