Driss Chaoui

Driss Chaoui – Designer

Book covers and kidlit illustrator who believes in colourful designs for all ages.

Overview

Colours and lettering enthusiast living with a cat roommate. My goal is to capture the essence of a story and create an impactful long-lasting piece of art that sells.


I studied at Axe Sud École Condé and I graduated with a master in graphic design and art direction. I then worked as a designer for various companies before dedicating myself to illustration full-time. I collaborated with international clients, including kid magazines, literary and poetry journals, publishers and indie authors.


Design is a collaborative process and I make it a point to include my clients at every stage of the creative process. Through my expertise, I can guide you to take the best decisions to enhance your story and catch your audience’s attention.


A typical collaboration starts with a one-hearty conversation on your story, your characters and your expectations. Please tell me all about the quirkiest details because I, myself, am obsessed with these kind of informations.

Once we discuss the deadlines and all technical details, you will be updated with a rough sketch, and then a cleaner linework and a colour test. By this point, most of our creative decisions would be set. Of course minor tweaks can still be operated once the final artwork is delivered.

By the end, you’ll have a unique eye-catching artwork to present to your audience.


Projects are drawn by hand using digital tools. I mostly create lettering myself, resulting in more unique pieces.


My services include illustration, book covers, and lettering. I also assist on interior designs.

Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Islam Travel
Fiction
Coming of Age Humor & Comedy Middle Grade Picture Books Social & Family Issues
Languages
English
Awards
  • 2020 Brightness Awards longlist
Certifications
  • Master of design and art direction, Axe Sud École Condé, Toulouse

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2018 — Present

I’m a digital illustrator working with editorial and publishing international clients. I also volunteer for the Superhero Project.

Chaise

Jun, 2020 — Sep, 2021 (over 1 year)

Founder, graphic design and DTP.

Le Caracol

Feb, 2019 — Mar, 2020 (about 1 year)

Directing the communication plan around the launch of the company.

Starcom

Jul, 2018 — Jan, 2019 (6 months)

In charge of DTP and digital production of the studio.

Yurcom

Mar, 2017 — Jul, 2018 (over 1 year)

Responsible for web and graphic projects. Work/study program.

Croque Com

Mar, 2016 — Jun, 2016 (3 months)

Assisting on graphic design projects. Internship.

Portfolio

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Talking to Spiders

Dancer, Cara

Cover Design Illustration
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The Big Shot Trader

Desai, Mitesh

Cover Design Illustration
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Occasional Alice's

Bickham, Fred

Cover Design Illustration
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The Nimrod Squad

Kohl, Josh

Illustration Book Interior Design
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Two Wheels, No Plans: Misadventures along the Mediterranean

O'Neill, Patrick Aaron Aaron

Cover Design Illustration
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Three Rivers: A Novel

Stusek, Sarah

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Driss has 15 reviews

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Kevin C.

Kevin C.

Feb, 2024

Driss is literally a magician at his craft. He brings a unique style and an impeccable creative spirit to what he does. I had a vision but could not put it into words. He went above and beyond, and truly blew me away with his typography and formatting. I am so grateful for his collaboration with us on the Bark Ranger children's book series. Thank you Driss. I 100% recommend working with hi...
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Victoria L.

Victoria L.

Jan, 2024

Driss was wonderful to collaborate with on my children's book. Very responsive and understood the character development in order to bring a very colorful and professional book to life.
Fred B.

Fred B.

Jan, 2024

Very satisfied with Driss' work.
Josh K.

Josh K.

Jan, 2024

Driss was incredibly professional and amazing to work with! It was incredible to see the way he brought my characters to life and I can't wait to work with him in the future.
Kateland B.

Kateland B.

Dec, 2023

I really LOVED working with Driss. He was so professional and fast! I thought I knew what I wanted. However, when I saw the first rough draft sketch, I realized I was completely wrong. Driss had no problem doing another sketch for me. It was completely my fault for not being able to see it in my head, but Driss happily did another sketch for me and it came out absolutely perfect. I highly recom...
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