CHIARA PERANO-SOTNYK IS AN ENGLISH-ITALIAN DESIGNER BASED IN LONDON. WORKING PRIMARILY WITH INKS, GOUACHE PAINT AND SOME DIGITAL EDITING, CHIARA CREATES BOLD, DECORATIVE ARTWORK AND DESIGNS WITH A UNIQUE STYLE OF HAND LETTERING AND ILLUSTRATION. SELECT PIECES OF WORK ARE AVAILABLE AS ORIGINAL PIECES OF ART ONLINE HERE.
Chiara studied Graphic Design & Illustration at LCC University of the Arts London, before founding Lamplighter in 2011, a highly sought after stationery & modern calligraphy studio. In 2016, Chiara wrote and illustrated a best selling, immersive calligraphy guide book 'Nib + Ink' published by Ebury, Penguin Random House (UK) and Abrams Noterie (US). Following the birth of her daughter in 2018, Chiara decided to close the doors on the bespoke world of Lamplighter, and focus on her own personal style and artwork, inspired by her Italian heritage and a slower, more natural way of life. Read more about the brand evolvement here.
Select clients include Nike, Instagram, Burberry, Mulberry, Anthropologie, Mr Porter, Soho House, Adobe, Papier. Chiara has created commissions of various scales from hand lettering and illustrations on paper, on window displays, and at events; to creating online tutorials, and brand identity work. SAY HELLO if you’d like to work together.
Chiara has also had a keen interest in interiors from a young age, working on various residential and commercial renovation projects, including an Italian coffee shop and restaurant, and a few personal and family’s renovation ventures. Chiara’s current passion project is her own home which she shares with husband and daughter - an East London Victorian terraced house, which she sketched out and designed to work for her young modern family. You can see the never ending project here on: MADE.COM - HOUSEMILK - GOOD HOMES.