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MISK1 Sandro Tchikovani 2010 In the studio

MISK1 Sandro Tchikovani 2010 In the studio

Posing with Ruth Asawa 1990 with 3rd hour origami projects and SOTA classmates.

Posing with Ruth Asawa 1990 with 3rd hour origami projects and SOTA classmates.

Sandro Tchikovani Casted Portrait by Ruth Asawa gift to SOTA graduating senior class of 94.

Sandro Tchikovani Casted Portrait by Ruth Asawa gift to SOTA graduating senior class of 94.

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SANDRO TCHIKOVANI

CHIEF CREATIVE

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.

PRICING

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