Erika Brechtel is a published and award-winning graphic designer who specializes in developing unique brand identities for *stylish* clients. Since striking out on her own in 2002, she has enjoyed creative collaborations in the fashion, interior design, food and wine, and lifestyle industries, from Los Angeles to New York to Tokyo, Milan and Sydney… and she’s not stopping there.
With a magna cum laude degree in Art History from UCLA and another with honors in Interior Design from FIDM, Erika brings a refined and experienced eye to every project — and admittedly, she pours her heart and soul into each. The results have been first and foremost ecstatic clients (the goal!), but also editorial features in print and online publications such as LUXE Interiors + Design, Brides, Brides Southern California, US Weekly, Adore Home, The Everygirl and Glitter Guide. She is a contributing travel editor for Ocean Magazine, and a regular contributor to the popular blog La Dolce Vita, where her “Design Under the Influence” column takes a deeper look at the history behind today’s trends.
More recently described as a tastemaker, Erika feels extremely fortunate for the success thus far of her own brand, and of her blog, where she shares her finds in fashion, street style, décor, travel, and just about anything that makes her smile. But she also understands the process to achieve success with a brand, and loves implementing it in each blog post and project that she can get her hands on.
Perhaps because of Erika’s upbringing in Hawaii, the spirit of Aloha is an essential part of her life. A community servant at her core, Erika holds a long record of volunteer work for organizations such as the UCLA Watts Tutorial Program, LA Works, NYC’s Lower East Side Girls Club, and currently, on leadership with the Junior League of Orange County, California (JLOCC).
Free time? When she can spare it, Erika sneaks in beach days with her daughter in their local Orange County, CA, and is always up for a cocktails-and-apps sesh with her girlfriends. Otherwise she can be found obsessing over redecorating her home….again.
*Photo by Sabra Lattos
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