(NYC - USA) Deanne Cheuk is a New York-based art director, illustrator and artist from Perth, Western Australia (the most isolated city in the world). She got her first job as a magazine art director at the age of 19 — the same year that she graduated with a degree in graphic design from Curtin University. Since then, Cheuk has art directed or designed numerous publications, including Tokion Magazine.
Cheuk's art direction has been heavily influenced by her illustrative work and she is renowned for her illustrative typography. She has been commissioned by leading brands, including Apple, American Express, Chanel, Levi's, Microsoft, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Nokia, Nike, Target, The Guardian, T Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. She has worked with David Carson, Doug Aitken and Conan O'Brien.
In 2005, Cheuk released her first book, Mushroom Girls Virus — which sold out worldwide immediately. Also in 2005, The New York Times Magazine began commissioning custom typography for William Safire's 'On Language' column and Deanne Cheuk was the inaugural designer chosen for the series. In 2006, Target launched a line of “Deanne Cheuk” products. Cheuk sometimes self-publishes a non-profit contributor-based graphic ‘zine called Neomu. She has also judged competitions for the Art Director's Club NY and the Type Director's Club NY, and from 2008-2010 was on the Board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA/NY.