I am a passionate creative director with a proven track record of increasing brand recognition, audience engagement and clientele in competitive markets through the creation of stunning visuals and engaging experiences that leave the audience wanting more.
I thoroughly enjoy the collaborative process, and I have a demonstrated history of fostering long-lasting relationships with colleagues, clients and key project stakeholders. I’m an out-of-the-box thinker who enjoys inspiring creative teams to develop innovative graphics and superior marketing collateral.
With a strong background in graffiti art, I’ve spent years developing a bold, hands-on approach to brand development and creative design, including four years as the senior lead art director of OTCXN, a blockchain-based company in San Francisco. I was the direct contact and visual support for the executive team, and I developed all branding-related marketing collateral, including business cards, flyers, marketing gifts, print ads, multi-project trade-show sponsorships, pitch decks and side art projects for client relations.
Working remotely from Rome, Italy, I also travel frequently to visit clients in a variety of industries, including crypto, blockchain, fintech, AI, action sports, fashion and more.
Originally from San Francisco, I was born and raised on Potrero Hill, and I lived for many years with my family in Marin County. Having followed my family on a European adventure, I’ve now been living in Rome, Italy for the past three years. I find constant inspiration in my travels, leveraging new experiences, surroundings and cultures to inform and grow my work.
Tchikovani is a Georgian name with a long heritage. Both of my parents were from France, and my father is of Georgian and Russian heritage. I’m familiar with many languages, and I speak fluent French and basic Italian.
Working professionally for over 23 years as a graffiti fine artist, designer, illustrator, woodworker and entrepreneur, I excelled in art curricula at San Francisco Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, where I took origami and life-drawing classes with Ruth Asawa. I then moved on to the California State Summer School for the Arts, followed by two years in the art department at San Francisco City Collage.
I then began an internship I received from my graffiti art at Foote Cone and Belding, working for Brian Colins on the Levi’s design team, headed by Chuck McBride. This turned into a junior design position and set up many years of design support jobs working for several art directors. I also took several classes at CCA and guest-lectured many times at the Miami Ad School in SF and Miami, followed by teaching a two-month summer course in Miami.
Work is done on retainer, after a general idea of the project has been defined. Price depends on client needs, expectations and timelines. A minimum of two weeks is required before work