Derilyn Chambers is a brand identity and editorial designer. After graduating with a degree in English from Hampton University, Derilyn decided to turn her career interest in another direction, with a focus on visual communication. After taking a Copywriting course at VCU and after much research into various creative careers, she discovered graphic design and went on to the Portfolio Center (now the Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center) in Atlanta to major in Design.

After graduation, she started her career as a designer in the seasonal greetings division at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. She then worked as a packaging designer for Fourstar Group, a global product development and consumer goods agency in Boston where she created in-house package identity systems as well as packaging and licensing branding for a variety of retail companies including Target, Walmart, and Walgreens. From there, she moved to Chicago working again as a graphic and digital designer in the education, consumer goods, and financial services industries. 

She founded, curated, and edited Treat, a design/lifestyle/culture blog that was created to inform, inspire, and nurture a lifestyle of creativity through design, art, health, and literature in Chicago and beyond. After six years, she retired her blog to focus on an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She then worked as a professor of design at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and then DePaul University. 

Today, as the principal of her own design studio, she loves to create stories through image and words that not only state an idea, but connect the viewer/ reader to a message. In her spare time, Derilyn enjoys spending time with her family, watching documentary films, and running. She also enjoys searching for the next best thing in design and striving to cultivate a life of balance and authenticity. Derilyn loves working on cultural projects, admires great storytelling, and admits to being a chocolate chip cookie snob. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband of nearly 20 years and a daughter whose creative ways of viewing the world inspire her every day.
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