hello my name is Ayrïd Chandler.
After studying graphic design for four years and practicing it since 2012, I have officially given this industry over a decade of my time. As a freelancer and somewhat free spirit, I have had the opportunity to work on some really interesting, amazing and unique projects.
In 2018, at the 10 year mark, I decided to refocus my attention on what makes working with me unique and making things personal. And thus, Ayrïd by Design was born. I don't want to ever be that business that constantly says "we" and "us" when I'm referring to myself. When you and I work together, you will be getting 100% Ayrïd.
In this business of communication and design, it is personal and I think rather than trying to be more corporate or professional, we can embrace the humanness of it all and work through it, together.
Your project, your company, your event, your brand, it's important to you, and it should be equally important to the person helping you realise its visual potential. So let's get started!
More about Ayrïd
I am a graphic designer based in Trinidad & Tobago. I got my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree cum laude (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta. After graduating I worked in Atlanta for a short 3 months with an outdoor furniture design company called ATLeisure, before deciding to return to Trinidad where I worked briefly with Abovegroup and Lonsdale Saatchi & Saatchi.
As the chief cook and bottle washer at Ayrïd by Design, my design niche is branding. Apart from creating new brands, I also really enjoy working with existing brands to not only meet their direct requests, but more so, to help them understand fully what is needed and why good design is important in communicating their vision to their stakeholders. When I am not working with those clients, I part-time lecture at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine (teaching design, of course) and I also produce a line of greeting cards called Trini Lyrics, a local spin on the traditional gift card. Otherwise, I am at home playing with my dog, George.
Ayrïd by Design offers graphic design services including but not limited to brand + identity design (logos, stationery, signage, packaging, events, merchandise), print design (invitations, flyers, publications, programmes), digital design (social media).