Chutney Chorus is a graphic design and illustration studio based in London. We believe the essence of good design is clear communication and visual appeal and this belief informs all our work. Feeling every job has equal weight, we put as much energy, passion and skill into making a t-shirt as we do into designing an entire exhibition. Our clients say that what sets us apart is the close attention we give to their subject-matter; really immersing ourselves in every aspect of a job is not only a joy, we feel it’s key to a good outcome. 

photo credit: James Tye at  jamestye.com

photo credit: James Tye at jamestye.com

About Tanya Cornish:
Tanya is an award-winning graphic designer with 20 years' experience. She founded Chutney Chorus in 2008 after completing an interim role as Head of Design at London Transport Museum. Her aim was to create a small, nimble studio that can match the skills of a large agency (think David v. Goliath). In 2017 & 2018, she designed the exhibition Sensational Butterflies for the Natural History Museum. Other clients include the Museum of LondonKing’s College, Cambridge and Farrer & Co. In 2015 her photography show for the Christie Archive Trust, Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. Her work for the Imperial War Museum and the Horniman Museum show she’s equally comfortable designing for children as for adults.

A rarity amongst designers, Tanya is very content-aware and is always keen to work closely with editors and curators. Having writing skills, she can create copy that works in harmony with her design and she's known for keeping a close eye on the text content of projects. 

Before becoming a fully-fledged designer, Tanya worked as a high-end retoucher and creative artworker for agencies including The Partners, TBWA and Fitch, and retailers M&S and Habitat. More recently she artworked for Ralph Appelbaum Associates on the £22m refurbishment of Lincoln Castle. This solid grounding means she has the technical know-how and stamina to back up the creative, playful aspects of her work. 

Tanya has a degree in Archaeology from University College, London. 

About Mike Dipré:
Mike’s specialism is illustration for products and print, although he’s also a dab hand at design and typography. The walrus he created for the Horniman Farmers’ Market showcases his skill for warmth and wit. Working on commission from London Transport Museum, he illustrated T-shirts which soon became best-sellers and a suite of pin badges which have since sold out. Working with a client in New York he created the A4T5 identity and campaign. Mike is very active on Instagram and he takes credit for the wonderful Chutney Chorus logo. Take a look at our New Year cards to see his work in motion.

Mike has a degree in Art History from the University of Derby.

About our GIFS:
Did you know we love to make animated GIFs? Watch them move here