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Life-long arts education for designers,
illustrators & creative entrepreneurs.

Life-long arts education for designers, illustrators & creative entrepreneurs.

The Movie Pos


Learn Entertainment Marketing & Design from the Pros!

Study movie poster design with Southern California’s leading entertainment design instructor, Cheryl Savala. Join hundreds of graphic designers and illustrators who completed this course, worked their dream and went on to launch successful careers at LA’s top marketing agencies.

We’re here to help your art career soar above and beyond!

The Creative Nest offers workshops, book reviews, design challenges, downloads, & more!


Be inspired & support fellow artists by joining communities like The 30 Day Project Society.

Study good business practices from artist interviews, webinars,
and our mentorship program.


Introducing Our Founder and Lead Instructor

Cheryl Savala

Professor at Cal State University Fullerton,

Creative Director, and Illustrator 

I take creativity seriously.

How serious? Twenty-five years immersed in graphic design and the entertainment marketing community is a good start. My commitment to strong creative leadership means I’ve had the privilege to work with hundreds of artists, educators and entrepreneurs, helping to define brands and blockbusters like Star Wars, The X-Men and The Sound of Music.

While I absolutely love creating illustrative work for the entertainment industry, I equally enjoy mentoring artists. In fact, It’s an honor to have helped place 150+ (and counting) designers, illustrators and motion graphics artists in entertainment marketing. Not only have these talented individuals found their dream jobs, they’ve gone on to earn hundreds of Clios as well as license and publish original work through Fox, Disney, Marvel and major galleries! Yes, I’m one proud Momma Hen. That’s why I built The Creative Nest… to continue nurturing and helping fellow artists like you launch the career of your dreams. 

Our Mission

To provide educational tools and resources that motivate and inspire artists as they transform their portfolio and launch a successful career in the arts.