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Meet The Artist

Hi! I'm Chie (pronounced "Chee-ay"). I'm a lettering artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles that loves drawing playful illustrations to spread joy and uplift others.

I picked up lettering in 2015 through a #365daysofhandlettering challenge and fell in love with the world of design and typography. For years I kept this as a hobby and worked projects on the side. But after experiencing burnout while working in tech, I quit my job in 2023 to pursue my dreams of being a full-time creative.

I'm blessed to be creating art while living in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. Every day I immerse myself in nature and take on therapeutic activities like surfing to fuel my creativity. I hope my work transports you to your favorite memories spent at the beach and brings you a sense of calm wherever you are.

Because we all deserve to take it easy and enjoy the ride. ✌️


Fun Facts

I was born in Tokyo and lived in Melbourne, New York, and San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and have a background in UX program management. I'm extremely passionate about supporting small businesses. I love to surf, cycle, snowboard, and eat back all the calories I burned by devouring pastries from local bakeries.

Love pastries and cycling too? Check out my passion project SF Bakery Ride. 🥐🚴

Selected Clients

I love teaming up with creative brands to make a positive impact on our community. Got a project in mind? Get in touch at


  • Outside by Design Podcast Cover Image Chie Tamada

    6/17/20 | Outside by Design: Bringing Delight with Chie Tamada | Listen on Spotify

  •  Tao of Self Confidence Podcast Cover Image Chie Tamada

    2/12/20 | Tao of Self Confidence: Being Authentic Is Valuable With Chie Tamada | Listen on Spotify 

  •  Y Factor Podcast Cover Image Chie Tamada

    1/28/20 | Y Factor Podcast: Discovering Passion and Turning it into a Business | Listen on Spotify 

  • Passion to Paid  Interview Cover Image Chie Tamada

    3/26/18 | Passion to Paid: Interview with Chie Tamada of Piece of Mind Puzzles | Watch on Vimeo 

I love sharing my story and connecting with creatives. For speaking or workshop inquiries, contact me at at