Charlotte Delarue

Art direction / Design

Hi there!
I’m Charlotte,
art director
and illustrator.
Find my portfolio
of design projects 
— here and my
illustrations — there.

Represented by Slowdance Print
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Charlotte Delarue is a French illustrator, graphic designer and artistic director based in New York. Before landing in Brooklyn, she spent 7 years within the Parisian creative studio Surface to Air where she developed a portfolio of graphite drawing and typographic t-shirt prints, as well as album covers for artists such as Justice, Chromeo and Kavinsky.

Today, Charlotte spends half of her time behind her computer as a designer, developing visual identities for brands, restaurants, corporations; creating artworks for musicians or prints for fashion brands. The other half she spends with her pencils, as an illustrator, working mainly for press but also for advertising campaigns, film posters and record covers.

Charlotte Delarue is an independent illustrator, graphic designer and artistic director who spent 7 years within the Parisian creative studio Surface to Air, where she developed her drawing skills by creating t-shirt prints for the studio brand. Her stylish, slick graphite drawings and typographic prints got spotted and she started to do commissioned work for magazines and film posters. At Surface to Air, she designed album covers for music talents such as Justice and Chromeo.

Their artistic collaborations continue to this day. Now based in New York, Charlotte splits her time between illustration and graphic design. As an illustrator, her work ranges from film posters (Jules et Jim,Let Me Make You a Martyr), advertising campaigns (Adidas Z Flux, Bad by Diesel) and press illustration for Society Magazine, inspired by 50’s films noirs and 80’s horror film posters.

Typography is a key element in Charlotte’s work as a graphic designer, whether it is used in an illustration way for a Chromeo poster or a Metronomy album cover, or in a more corporate way when it comes to designing a logo for the American cosmetic brand Glossier or the Italian skincare brand Sûrface. Among her typographic skills, she develops global visual identities and accompanies artists and brands in defining their own image.