Our Collaborators


Aiyana Taylor

Aiyana was the founder and Executive Director of AOKI, a non-profit arts incubator in Chicago. AOKI produced a series of curated art events and developed a mission that was centered in benefitting local contemporary artists. In her role with AOKI, she led multiple teams, facilitated collaborations, and oversaw marketing campaigns. For Aiyana, art is home. She is also the mother of 3 beautiful and creative humans. Her love and appreciation for art and artists, her work in creative management and art direction, and her desire to add to the cultural landscape of our time, has brought her to Bird & Tale.

Aiyana collaborates with Bird & Tale as our Associate Creative Director. In her role with Bird & Tale, she has helped identify our goals and develop strategies. Aiyana oversees the organization and development of Bird & Tale events and our marketing. She also plays a role in managing the company's efforts towards increasing our investing budget.

Learn more at  www.yawnitiger.com | @yawnitiger


Taylor Hansen Hughes

Taylor is a curator, art advisor, and wardrobe stylist based in New York City. Her styling work has been featured in L'Officiel, Glamour, Grazia, and InStyle. Her body of work includes everything from music videos, to commercials, to styled shoots. With 10 years in the luxury retail sphere at companies such as Kate Spade New York, Burberry, and Ikram, she currently works as a personal stylist and closet curator for private clients in NY, LA, and Chicago. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visual and Critical Studies Program. Taylor has maintained an independent curatorial practice rooted in advocating for emerging artists, organizing solo and group exhibitions in galleries, project spaces, non-profit venues, and non-traditional art spaces. Her passion for telling compelling stories, paired with her drive to provide emerging artists and designers platforms for their vision, is the foundation on which she has continued to build her career.
In 2020 Taylor joined the Bird & Tale family as Fashion Director and Co-Curator. Taylor has played an instrumental role in developing Bird & Tale's collections and mission statement.

Learn more at www.taylorhansenhughes.com | @taylorhansenhughes


Christopher Elmore

 Christopher is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Chicago. He received his BFA in Drawing from the University of South Florida in 2013, but in recent years, he has shifted to working with sound, creating longform compositions with a modular synthesizer. Christopher has performed at numerous venues around Chicago, including, The Empty Bottle, High Concept Laboratories, Elastic Arts, Okay Gallery, and Tritriangle.

Christopher is a wizard of sorts. A multitalented person who has been in charge of building the Bird & Tale website and keeping it running smoothly as we expand. His support and collaboration to Bird & Tale has meant a great deal to our company. 

Learn more at www.caelmore.com | www.caelmore.bandcamp.com


Wendy Robles

 Wendy is an artist, graphic designer and DJ currently residing in Chicago.

Wendy beautifully designed the Bird & Tale logo as well as the library of icons for the brand.

Learn more at www.whereiswndy.com@whereiswndy


Rémy Olivier Robin


 Rémy Olivier Robin grew up in Seattle, Washington and has always had a love and dedication to the visual arts. He has a strong foundation in various photographic process and visual genres. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2012 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018.

Rémy Collaborates with Bird & Tale as our product and fashion photographer.

Learn more at  remyolivier.com | @remyrobin


Rain Aman

Rain is a student at the University of Maryland pursuing a double major in Art History and Theater. Growing up overseas and in a creative household, she found art and fashion to be a beautiful way of connecting people and expressing one’s truest self. 

Rain is an intern at Bird & Tale. Rain is in charge of Bird & Tale's social media and the development of our email campaigns. She leads research based projects, keeps an organized virtual workspace, and assists hosting our events. 

Learn more at @rain.bridget