People call me design queen
Aside from being a mom and partner in life/business with my husband, I’m also a professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs.
WHO I AM
I’m the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Chicago based digital brand consultancy Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia). We help establish brand pillars that elevate the confidence and success of our fellow visionaries through a balance of strategic discovery, eye-catching design and modern web solutions.
YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW THIS …
I’m a Balinese
I was born and raised in Bali. Growing up in an island that’s surrounded by anything/everything tourism, I thought my only choice was to be like everybody else. But then I discovered the design world. I dropped a full scholarship to Bali’s prestige tourism school so I can enroll to an art school and learn graphic design.
In 2011, I moved to Chicago to pursue my dream of becoming a female entrepreneur. After I got married, my husband and I started our company, Chykalophia to help businesses establish strong brand pillars and online experiences.
I have 10+ years of branding and design experience
In multidisciplinary projects, ranging from graphic design, packaging, to digital and UI/UX design. I’ve transformed businesses visions into a tangible form that help set their business apart from their competitors. Helped them achieve and aligning their goals through their business brands and get them closer to win their audience over and over again.
Overall, my passion for design drive my commitment to engage with audiences in every style of communication—formal to intimate, corporate to personal. As my diverse client roster attests, the one constant in my work is spot-on design for major impact every time.
I enjoy peer collaboration, as well as guiding and mentoring women entrepreneurs.
Accordingly, I founded Creative Women’s Co. to share my expertise and facilitate meaningful exchange among enterprising peers in today’s vast marketplace.
Moreover, I participate as a member of committee leaders in Women Tech Founders Chicago, mentoring other entrepreneurs at 1871 Chicago, and I also am available for speaking engagements.
AWARDS & HONORS
2019 Women in Tech Award Finalist – Women Tech Founders Chicago
2019 North Shore Women in Business Award Nominee – North Shore Women in Business
2018 FWD Chicago Awards – FWD Collective
2018 North Shore Women in Business Award Nominee – North Shore Women in Business
2018 HoneyBook 20 On the Rise Nominee
Chicago Innovation recognizes Creative Women’s Co. as one of the Women-Empowering Ecosystem Partners 2018
2017 Ally Award – liftUPlift
2016 RedEye Big Idea Awards Finalist - Category: Community Development & Civic Engagement – RedEye
2014 1st Startup Weekend Women Chicago Top Honors – Startup Weekend Chicago
2010 The Annual Design Awards - Best Packaging Design