» Eric M. Chimenti
Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Art
Eric M. Chimenti
Office Location:
Moulton Hall 144
Office Hours:
By appointment only - W/F 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
(714) 997-6807
Biola University, Bachelor of Science
The Savannah College of Art and Design, Master of Fine Arts in Illustration

Professor Chimenti's design philosophy is to join idea to image, image to type, arranging all the elements into a cohesive whole that communicates to the intended audience. He turns information and communication into art, arranging, illustrating, designing, embellishing for various projects and clients, and teaching students how to do the same. Eric has been instructing students in art and design, since the last century. He places heavy emphasis on strong conceptual design and gaining an understanding of technical procedures, teaching students to create professional art that communicates effectively. He has worked for design agencies and advertising firms, and continues to run his own design business. He is also the Chair of Education for the Orange County Chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design in America.

Professor Chimenti has created illustration and design spanning many industries and for many clients, among them AIGA, North American Title Corporation, IYEO Japan, Xengaru Fun Foods, BVRC Law, National Arbor Day Foundation, General Assembly PCUSA, Minder International, North American Title Company, Fluid Research Corporation, Balboa Instruments, Sage Software, Azel Publishing, Global Cellular, Insight For Living, Honda, Southern California Edison, Peach State Public Radio, USDA, John Wayne Airport, Western Medical Center and Chapman University. Recently he was awarded a  Gold Advertising Award for the College of Performing Arts total public relations program he created, and his comprehensive logo design was selected for inclusion into LogoLounge: Master Library, Volume 2: 2000 Animal and Mythology Logos. 

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
GAI & Chapman University - Stalin’s Russia 48 page exhibition catalog, brochure, symposium brochure, 2 posters, 9 postcards, 3 exhibition banners, and 20 exhibition tombstones. Stalin Exhibition Catalog is featured and sold at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington DC.
“You Are Special” food pantry & Chapman University - Bowl and Bowl decoration design to help the less fortunate in Orange. The bowls were offered as a gift for a donation to the food pantry. With an amazing impact on the local community - helping to feed 2,960 people and providing 14,900 pounds of food. The bowls were created by Art students and Professor David Kiddie. The bowl decoration was created by me, and applied by Graphic Design students. The bowl creation and sale will continue in the years to come.
Chapman University, WCHSS Center for Demographics and Policy 28 page book and charts.
Chapman University Henley Galleria Banners and exhibition case tombstones for Buddhism show and Benjamen Chinn show.
WCHSS 2014-2015 Freshmen and Parent Calendar of events and collateral. With logotype entered and featured on Logolounge.com.
Design Symposium Journal (DSJ ) V.1 for the 2013 Design Symposium. The 70 page journal features articles related to the 2013 Symposium topic: Branding.
Successful Innovations Inc., provides educational resources nationwide and currently do business with 33 states and Puerto Rico. This is a ongoing client relationship working on DVD cases and discs, Social Media graphics, and shipping labels.
Young’s Market Company - Hinano Beer Tabletop POP Advertisement, a new client. They sought and selected me out after reviewing my work online. They represent national and international brands of alcohol and are the primary distributor in the United States. Hinano is a Tahitian Beer looking for greater marketshare in the United States.
CRASSH and BURN Collateral - brochure and Research Boards
E-Book cover design for How Abbie Goldman Got Kissed in Venice sold on Amazon.com
Logo Design for Ideation Lab
Logo Design for CRASSH
Logo Design for BURN
Pacific Standard Time Everyman's Infinite Art exhibition Essay, Commemorative Book, Banner, and graphics. The exhibition was showcased on the Pacific Standard Time website, and the Commemorative Book was purchased by university libraries. The graphics had to adhere to the guidelines set by the international Ad Agency, TBWA CHIAT DAY - LOS ANGELES, and the Getty Foundation.
2010-2011 Department of Art Annual Report (expanded to 78 pages) chronicling the departments second year within Wilkinson. The report continues to graphically detail the history, growth, and success of the department of Art. It was given to President Doti, Chancellor Struppa, and incoming Dean Fuery. These will be archived on the Departments web pages now that the redesign of Chapman.edu is mostly complete.
Art 393 Sustainable Design: Branding the 2012 London Olympic Games. (48 pages) This book created to document the third trip graphic design students took to work on the Olympic Games.
Art 393 table of contents information graphic. The data visualization was entered, accepted, and featured on the international site Visual.ly, who collect the best examples of data visualizations and catalogs them for reference.
2009-2010 Department of Art Annual Report (60 pages) With the departments move to Wilkinson, I felt it was time to create an annual report detailing the history, growth, and success of the department The report was given to the Board of Trustees, President Doti, Chancellor Struppa, and Dean Quinn.
Art 393 Sustainable Design: Branding the 2012 London Olympic Games. (50 pages) This book created to document the second trip graphic design students took to work on the Olympic Games. The success of the class led to a presentation before the Chapman University Board of Trustees and praise from Chancellor Struppa and President Doti. “You and your incredible students did a wonder ful job… Please express to the students my gratitude for reflecting so much credit on Chapman, graphic arts AND their professor.” email from President Jim Doti
Art 357 Book (100 pages) The book was designed to showcase the course for future Chapman Study Abroad students and act as a memento for the 24 students who went on the trip in January 2011.
1st Annual Faculty Student Soccer game Logo and T-shirt design. Logo entered and featured on Logo Lounge website, providing another instance of my work on an international site and putting Chapman's name in a searchable database.
Sovereign Christian School Logo design. Design was entered and featured on international site Logo Lounge. The site features over 175,000 logos in a searchable database.
Logolounge Master Library © 2010 Animal and Mythology Logos Comprehensive design for Successful Innovations selected for inclusion on page 67.
Comprehensive cover design for Physics Today. Dr. Jeff Tollaksen, school of computational sciences, asked if I would be interested in helping design the cover artwork that would begin to explain the article that he and other Schmid faculty had written for this issue.
AIGA OC Placard and Button 2009 Portland National Convention
BVRC Law Logo design applied to new corporate office Clients in AZ, CO, NV, CA
PIASC Breakfast with Bob illustration and logotype with next to the one in replaced (left) these invitations are distributed in the counties of: LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo
TPAC Underwriters Inc. Website redesign (inprogress) $30,000,000 in annual sales Clients in 25 states
PIASC 5th annual Literacy Campaign Book Mark distributed to Libraries in the counties of: LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo