Deanne Cheuk

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Deanne Cheuk is an illustrator, designer, art director and artist. She was born in Perth, Western Australia, and currently resides in New York City.

Cheuk was labeled one of 34 "Young Guns" under the age of 30 by The Art Directors Club NY, one of "20 under 30" by Print magazine and one of "The best people of 2004" by Time magazine.

She is a contributor to Nippon Vogue, and Dazed & Confused magazine. Her work has been commissioned by numerous magazines including Nylon, BlackBook, The Fader, Flaunt and The New York Times Magazine, She has art directed and designed numerous magazines including Tokion.

Her work has been commissioned by such companies as Nike, Converse, Sprint, Target Corp, The Gap and MTV2.

As an art director and illustrator, Cheuk pioneered the use of illustrative typography in magazine design. Her often copied style of watercolor titles and hand drawn letterforms can be attributed to her background in illustration and her experiments with psychedelic art.

She is renowned for her self-published graphic 'zine of inspiration called Neomu— which she funds and donates the proceeds from to charities worldwide. Neomu has been described as the smallest magazine in the world and was the first publication of its kind to feature no words and only images from contributors.

2005 saw the release of her first book called Mushroom Girls Virus[1].

Cheuk served on the Board of the New York Chapter of the AIGA from 2008-2010. She is one of the founding members of the Transitionist art movement.


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