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Aerial Ardour, LLC was founded by Aireen Arellano. Aireen thrives on thoughtful design, accelerated deadlines, and very happy clients.

Aireen creates clean, bold, and smart visual branding. With thirteen years in art direction, print, web design, rich media, packaging, illustration and social media branding with national brands, she has used these skills to develop an expertise in the beverage and restaurant industries. She illustrated and designed the very first Facebook game for a major spirit brand, and her work has been featured on AdWeek.com, AdAge.com, Forbes.com, and Refinery29.

She dove into the art world headfirst by wielding a crayon and scribbling all over the kitchen walls at 3 years old. Her parents determined there was a better way to channel this artistic energy, so off she went to study Fine Arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago throughout grade school before attending Northern Illinois University to study Illustration. It was there where Aireen found her true talent in creative branding, so she transferred to Columbia College Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising Art Direction.

Between bringing her brilliant clients’ visions to life, Aireen enjoys snuggling up with her Boston Terrier and French Bulldog, shaking up a craft cocktail, cooking vegan meals for friends and family, practicing yoga on the daily, running a t-shirt brand called Snort Monster with her husband, Jeff, and co-hosting a movie review YouTube show with children’s book creator and comic artist, Justin Castaneda, called Reels On Wheels.

Aireen is a personable and dependable gal with a compulsion for detail, and she exemplifies all these attributes through her company, which demonstrates her Passion on Paper and Pixels™.

Partial client list:
Bols Liqueurs
VEEV Spirits
Rare Botanical Bitters Company
Hum Spirits Company
The Second City
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
P.F. Chang’s

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Hi! This is me, being totally natural, not staged at all. (Michelle Cox Photography)