Chyari is an artist-owned company inspired by Japanese pop culture. My passion as an illustrator derived from playing video games, watching anime, and reading manga, at a very young age. The manga/anime art style heavily influenced my work and shaped who I am as an illustrator. Unfortunately, this type of style was shunned and unappreciated among many of my art superiors. Despite being told anime and manga weren’t “real” art forms, I remained passionate and continued to see the beauty in the styles. Thus, I created a brand that recognizes that art is everywhere and in everything!