Mr. Eric M. Chimenti
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Art
- Office Hours:
- Mon. 8-5 p.m.; Tue. 1-5 p.m.; Wed. 2-5 p.m.; Thu. 1-5 p.m.; Fri. 8-5 p.m.
- (714) 997-6807
- Biola University, Bachelor of Science
The Savannah College of Art and Design, Master of Fine Arts in Illustration
Nearly four decades ago Professor Chimenti began making art. At age four he was a "drawer."
Over the years, his skills grew and he advanced to adresser, and eventually became the armoire he is today.
Professor Chimenti has worked for design agencies and advertising firms, and continues to run his own freelance 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 TPAC Underwriters, Inc., AIGA, North American Title Corporation, IYEO Japan, Xengaru Fun Foods, BVRC Law, National Arbor , JLM Corporation, Orange Coast Title Company, Benjamin Group, 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, The Georgia Guardian, Cash Flow Magazine, John Wayne Airport, Western Medical Center and Chapman University. His 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. Good Gestalt. He turns information and communication into art, arranging, illustrating, designing, embellishing for various projects and clients, and teaching students how to do the same.
Since the last century, Professor Chimenti has been instructing students in art and design. He places heavy emphasis on strong conceptual design and gaining an understanding of technical procedures, teaching students to create professional art that communicates effectively.
Day Foundation, American Racing, Tone Software, Orangewood Children's Home, Pioneer, Fieldstone Communities, City of Santa Ana/SAPD, Sunset Lighting Services, Superior Wall Systems
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
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.
E-Book cover design for How Abbie Goldman Got Kissed in Venice sold on Amazon.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Logolounge Master Library © 2010 Animal and Mythology Logos Comprehensive design for Successful Innovations selected for inclusion on page 67.
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
AIGA OC Placard and Button 2009 Portland National Convention
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
TPAC Underwriters Inc. Website redesign (inprogress) $30,000,000 in annual sales Clients in 25 states