Telling — and showing — your story.

Thank you for being here — I'm excited to find out how I can help you reach your goals, whether they’re personal, professional, or both.

I’m Cheshire Isaacs (he/him), and I have helped countless individuals, nonprofit organizations, and companies over my 30+ year career. I spent the first two of those decades as an in-house design professional, culminating in an eight-year tenure as Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s art director. During that time I added photography into the mix, and in 2013 I left Berkeley Rep to become an independent photographer and art director.

As a photographer, I specialize in individual portraits, ranging from professional headshots to intimate and empowering boudoir sessions. Clients frequently tell me they had never felt comfortable in front of the camera before they met me. I have a unique ability to put clients at ease; they feel taken care of and are able to relax and be themselves.

I also have a passion for shooting food, lifestyle, performance, and commercial images. Whether it's capturing mouthwatering dishes or crafting visuals that showcase the essence of a brand, I create images that captivate and engage the audience.

As an art director, I’m deeply invested in helping you thrive. That might take the form of an exquisitely designed identity system that distills the essence of what you represent, in a way that sets you apart from everyone else. It might be posters or other collateral that grab people’s attention. It might be a magazine or website that helps you connect with your audience in a deeper way. I’m up for all of it.

My designs are smart, thoughtful, and creative (sometimes funny, too). I’m also a writer and have a lot of experience in user-centered marketing, and I bring all of those skills together to create compelling work that resonates and engages.

And though you can always count on me to come up with creative, unexpected ideas, I absolutely love collaborating with clients. Through open communication and a dedication to understanding what matters most to you, together we will come up with brilliant ways to make your vision a reality.

Bottom line: whether you ask me to help with photography, design, or both, you now have a passionate partner whose sole purpose is to highlight who you are and what you love to do. Take a moment to explore my extensive portfolio and see how I use visual storytelling to make my clients stand out in the best way possible.

Please reach out and start a conversation about how we can work together to bring your ideas to life. I can’t wait to hear about what you want to create.