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 and painting. 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 formline to charming cartoons to painterly realism. She participates in a variety of events such showcases, markets, trade shows and exhibits her work in galleries. Her late ferrets are her main inspiration; other favorite subjects are flora and fauna, pop culture, the macabre and North West Coast art.

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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

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


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
[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.

[Chantelle’s] work is amazing.

Tiffany Beaton, TedX Abbotsford

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

Her art is beautiful; check her out!

Kit Finlay, Boxed & Bundled

We are honoured to have her work represent our programming!

New Student Orientation, University of the Fraser Valley

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

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.

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

Gertie Ryan-Kavanagh, Facebook

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

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.

Nations Creations

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

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2021 Indigenous Pink Shirt Day

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I've partnered with Leading Edge Promo for their first Indigenous Pink Shirt Day! Leading Edge Promo is the official supplier of Orange Shirt Day Merchandise for orangeshirtday.net! My "Dance of [...]

January 11th, 2021|
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