Former Political Science graduate turned Art Director, Elise chases opportunities to make art that conveys a good message. To do so, she combines a passionate artistic flair with a thourough observation of people and society. Much of her work is permeated with a hunger for social liberation, both in commissioned projects and in personal art where she explores her own relation to queerness and gender.

The selected works in this portfolio range from direction to hands-on design,  illustration, typography and animation.

Elise is currently based in Berlin where she takes care of the Art Direction of the Berlin-based yearly publication Daddy Magazine.

Contact︎︎︎ Follow ︎︎︎ @elisechastel

Agencies and Clients

Innocean, Berlin
Jung von Matt, Berlin
Ogilvy, Tokyo
VIRTUE, Berlin
R/GA, Sydney

VICE Media, Haymon Verlag, Kora Mikino, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Studio Hoekstra, La Nouvelle République Paris


Diversity, Design, and the making of DADDY Magazine
Babylon Kino / 17.09.21

DADDY Magazine presents: Art, Design, and Identity – In which ways does identity influence art and vice versa?
Panel Talk with with Anahita Sadighi, Sailesh Naidu and Priscilla Igbokwe.
Soho House Berlin / 02.04.22


AnOther Magazine
DADDY, the Berlin Magazine Setting a New Standard for Inclusive Publishing

PAGE Magazine
12.21 / p. 034
“Daddy” Sichtbar sein!

DADDY: Wie das Magazin aus Berlin unterrepräsentierte Stimmen in den Mittelpunkt stellt

AnOther Magazine
Sex, Sleaze and Vintage Glamour: The Photo Books to Buy This Autumn


Pinker Pudel award for diverse and gender equitable advertising (2019)

Art Director’s Club bronze award in the Editorial – Independant Publishing category (2022)