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.
Taylor Hansen Hughes
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.
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.
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.
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