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.

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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.


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.

Ari Krzyzek Balinese Woman Entrepreneur
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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.

Ari Krzyzek Creative Women's Co.

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.


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

Leadership & community

Proud member since 2017

Founder & Director of Programming

Proud member since 2014

Lead Design

Board Member 20016-2018