Real Chai

Anthea got in touch after having followed me on Instagram for a while. She was looking to create some new packaging for her chai tea brand, Real Chai. Being stocked in lots of hipster cafes, it was super important to capture that edgy, minimal aesthetic.



Vari is an illustration angel!  She has a knack for nailing my often complicated briefs first go! I just opened up her latest piece for me and literally exclaimed WOW!!! It was SO MUCH MORE than I have imagined… which of course is what you want!

It’s always a little nerve-racking to trust an illustration will get your vision. I worked with Vari on one particularly challenging job that actually wasn’t easy to nail first go and she went above and beyond to make sure I got what I wanted.

She helped me articulate and cement my vision which she bought to life perfectly.

I was losing patience with myself but all the while she was an absolute pleasure to deal with and never once made me feel like I was being “difficult”.

Through this particular job I got to see the depth & breadth of Vari’s talent for illustrating. Each day I would say “let’s try this?” and she would whip up something beautiful within no time at all.

I was constantly blown away.

Her funky personality is infused in her artwork – making her the perfect choice if you want to stand out with original illustrations with heart.

I am SO glad I found her.  In a nutshell Vari – is super talented AND a pleasure to work with.


Anthea Cahill, Real Chai