© 2020 by Elena Chaikin

Elena Chaikin


Chicago, IL


I tell stories through design, illustration, and creative concepts. I love thinking of ways to communicate to audiences and consumers. I always want to spark change in their brains. 


I worked on campaigns for brands such as Infiniti; Skin Dimensions; Cirque du Soleil; Silver Lake Forward; An Untitled LA River Project; “Table of Hope,” a proposal for Obama Presidential Center; and more.


I have a bachelor's degree in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago.  I recently finished my master's degree at DePaul University in Public Relations & Advertising.

At DePaul University, I pitched new marketing ideas to Community Roots Demonstration Garden, Chicago Park District; Created re-branding pitch for the Chicago Cultural Alliance; Developed executive profile for Gagen MacDonald’s Let Go & Lead project; Designed re-branding campaign for Grizzly Coolers;
Designed concept pitch for “Old Spice for Women.”

DePaul University is recognized by the PRWeek Awards as one of the top five public relations
programs in the U.S., including being named 2018 Outstanding PR Education Program of the Year.

At Columbia College, the most important thing I learned is the value of storytelling and how to tell stories in a profound way. Stories can be told in any medium.