Frettchan Studios

Art by Chantelle Trainor-Matties

Chantelle Trainor-Matties is an artist from British Columbia, Canada with Nisga’a and Métis heritage that specializes in illustration, graphic design, painting as well as mural work. She works for herself and does freelance and contract work for private and commercial clientele through her small business Frettchan Studios. Her work ranges from bold contemporary Northwest coast formline to charming cartoons to painterly realism.

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1605, 2022

New Orleans Mural

By |May 16th, 2022|

If you follow me on any of my social media accounts you may have seen that I designed a mural for New Orleans! It was such an honour to be a part of this project. I designed this mural “Connections” [...]

Comments, Reviews & Testimonials

[Chantelle’s] work is amazing.

Tiffany Beaton, TedX Abbotsford

Our team loves their pink shirts ❤️ Thank you for your amazing work Chantelle 😊

On behalf of the University of the Fraser Valley, I am writing with sincere congratulations upon learning that you
were recently awarded the Media Arts Arty Award in recognition of your graphic design work.

We are proud of our alumni and so pleased to see you recognized with this award. Thank you for representing UFV
so well and personifying our values of integrity, inclusivity, community, and excellence. At UFV our mission is to
engage learners, transform lives, and build community, and you represent real-life examples of our impact.

Dr. Joanne MacLean, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Fraser Valley
[The business’s] wonderful cover art was created by Chantelle. She’s super talented.

Shanna Skallet, Dancing Ferret Crafts


Chantelle is a pleasure to work with! I had a vision for my logo and told her my ideas for a logo and she went above and beyond my expectations. I love my logo and would recommend her for any digital work.

Brittany Ferrets, Google Review, Dooks & Spoons

Shoutout to @frettchanstudios for doing a wicked awesome job creating our custom logo ❤️

We were introduced to the work of Frettchan Studios by Stó:lō Community Futures and fell in love!

[The vinyl mural] is so visually arresting. One viewer that I saw had their eyes fill up with tears. Another said that it gave them goosebumps. You are an outstanding artist.

We are honoured to have her work represent our programming!

New Student Orientation, University of the Fraser Valley

Sincere congratulations and thanks for your terrific contribution to UFV’s first Invocation Ceremony … Your design and explanation of the NSO logo was inspiring, and I believe that the impact of your contribution and choice of the Oregon Spotted Frog is important and far reaching. Thank you on behalf of all my UFV colleagues.

Dr. Joanne MacLean, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Fraser Valley
[Chantelle] is a phenomenal example of using her medium and her voice to amplify the voices of women and First Nations people as well as young and emerging artists.

Her art is beautiful; check her out!

Kit Finlay, Boxed & Bundled


First painting of a sloth I commissioned with Frettchan Studios to brighten up a lifeless piece of white wall in my apartment. The choice of style and combination of colours bring character to the place and invoke a sense of warmth.

Will Chen, Google Review

I am blown away to see the Oregon spotted frog [Chantelle’s design] front and centre in an event welcoming students to this fantastic institution [the University of the Fraser Valley] that has not only changed my life, but has changed the lives of other Oregon spotted frog team members and, ultimately, the trajectory of conservation for this species.

Aleesha Switzer, Cascade Article, Oregon Spotted Frog (OSF) Recovery Team

One of your beautiful t-shirts was proudly worn at a work event yesterday in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Gertie Ryan-Kavanagh, Facebook

This playful [Pink Shirt Day] design shares a very powerful message and a original design by artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties. $5 from each sale [was] donated to at risk youth.

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