About the Studio
Nancy Pochis Bank Art Studio helps clients stand apart from the competition by creating custom artwork for unique locations, products and special events. Whether the situation calls for realistic, abstract, graffiti, figurative or illustrative styles, we design and create artwork that perfectly fits our clients’ needs.
About Nancy Pochis Bank
Nancy Pochis Bank is a Chicago based visual artist. Nancy’s specialties include watercolor, oil painting and chalk art murals. A recipient of the multi-year Chicago Neighborhood Arts Program Grant, Nancy provides fine art instruction to seniors and high school students. In addition to her work in arts education, Nancy completes several commissioned portraits and murals each year, and her artwork has been exhibited in numerous venues throughout the United States.
Nancy started her professional career in business, earning a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 2000, after twelve years in management consulting, she turned toward her lifelong passion for painting, enrolled in the Continuing Education Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied with Chicago artist Ed Hinkley.
Nancy is an active arts advocate: she dedicates her time and art skills to benefit her community and raise awareness for a range of social issues through public artworks such as five “Cool Globes”, two Great Chicago Fire Hydrants, Literary Chicago, and the annual Art Therapy Connection’s Chalk Festival.
Meet the Team
Shayne Taylor is a Chicago-based Illustrator, Designer, Muralist and Novice Wood Worker originally from Detroit Michigan. She attended the College for Creative Studies and received her BFA in Illustration. Shayne’s paintings are primarily done on birch and oak panel. She uses the wood grain for both texture and as outlines giving some of her
work a wood-cut appearance. Her paintings have been displayed in galleries, businesses and private collections in Chicago, Ohio, LA and Detroit. View work, links to social media and shops at: www.ShayneArt.com
Brandin is a freelance visual fine artist who specializes in murals, scenic design and large scale installations. Her fine art focuses on intricately cut and layered paper lit from behind. She has been working in the Chicagoland area since receiving her MFA from NIU in 2013. View work at: www.brandinhurleydesigns.com
Natalie is a visual artist based in Park Ridge. She graduated from North Park University with a BA in Fine Art. Much of Natalie’s personal work is painted and drawn imagery revolving around the relationship with her maternal grandmother and professional work with the elderly.
Emma Moss is an Evanston-based illustrator and typographer. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Lawrence University. Emma started working for Pochis Bank Studio last June, and has enjoyed her time collaborating on the various projects that the studio provides. In her personal life, Emma is a mythical creature enthusiast, a Miyazaki film connoisseur, and a hopeless devotee to her kitten, Calcifer. View work at: www.emmamossart.tumblr.com
Brittney Leeanne Williams
Brittney Leeanne Williams is a Chicago-based studio artist who is originally from LA. She attended the School of the Art Institute from 2008-2009. Her work has exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, Madison, WI, and Ann Arbor, MI. She also does conceptual work, including set design for the short film Self-Deportation (which has screened at film festivals nationally and internationally, including the 15th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival and the Pineapple Underground Film Festival, Hong Kong). Her work has been commissioned by Acme Hotel, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, the city of Oak Park, Emmy-nominated show Weird But True and several private collectors. View work at: http://www.brittneyleeannewilliams.com
Jacalin Oser is a Chicago based Graphic Designer. She attended Columbia College-Chicago and received her BFA in Adverting Design. Then went on to earn her Master Degree in Visual Communication from Miami International University of Art & Design. She has been a working graphic designer for over twenty-five years focused on freelance Design, abstract painting, and teaching visual communications at the university level. Jacalin have a diverse portfolio and a variety of clients. Experienced Art Director with an eye for detail. Adobe certified expert. View work at: https://jacalindesign.squarespace.com/work
People are talking…
Accommodating, creative, easy, flexible, professional, very pleasant.
-Monique Lozinska Staff Photographer for Rotary International
customers are raving
– Heidi Bitar, Owner of Pizzeria Ora
we love it
– Sallie Westbrook, Knoll
Talented, Friendly, Timely Staff and Company!
- Magan McLaughlin, Art Department on Spike TV's Bar Rescue
A very pleasant experience
-Tatjana Tanasic, Booking Manager, On The Rocks Models
completely transformed the space
– Lindsey Gilchrist, Account Supervisor at Hunter Public Relations
Just a few of the clients we’ve had the pleasure of working with:
Michael Alan Group
Aussie Hair Care
Port Clinton Art Fair
Gold Coast Art Fair
American Medical Association
Blue Door Farm Stand
Bobby Mitchell and Andy Kates
Chicago Gateway Green: Green Tie Ball
City of Chicago
Crain’s Chicago Business
Dance All Night
Enolo Wine Bar
Forbidden Root Brewing
Golub and Company
Great Chicago Fire Hydrants
Greenbelt Cultural Center
Group 360 Worldwide
Illinois Banker Association
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
KSL Media, Inc.
Laura Friend Feldman
Mosaic Sales Solutions
Nike: Nike Training Club Lincoln Park
Nalco Holding Company
NextWave Media Group LLC
North Branch Arts
Northwest Community Hospital
Oak Street Council
Omni Hotels and Resorts
676 Restaurant and Bar
PepsiCo (Quaker Oats)
Renee and Sandy Bank
The Rosenthal Group, Inc.
Russell and Joyce Greenblat
Southport and Irving Restaurant
St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church
Tom and Judy Lubin
Starbucks (United Entertainment Group)
Waggener Edstrom Communications
Walter E. Smithe (Mayor Daily Tribute)
Nestle Coffeemate (Zocalo Group)