Sketching, graphic or visual recording, graphic or visual facilitation, scribing, storyboarding, storytelling, graphic design, creative direction, illustration, visual communication strategy, social engineering, facilitation, brainstorming, ideation, documentation, knowledge management, project management, writing, brand strategy, communication arts. Create all the things!

Photo by N. Warren Winter / PSG

is sunny benbelkacem

a communication artist and writer,
who just wants to make stuff!

Sunny has been drawing since she was a little girl, never fathoming that her visual style of note taking would lead her to the career of communication artist. Her background is in literature, political science and international studies, all disciplines that rely heavily on the art of listening and analyzing. In addition, these areas of study require a strong understanding of information and knowledge management. Pair that with drawing and the world of communication arts was a natural fit for an artist like Sunny.

Since 1998, Sunny has been scribing with the likes of Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, erazerbelt, Wishful Thinking, Matter Group, The Launch Institute, TiE Midwest, and Built in Chicago for clients like Fedex, Kraft, Eli Lilly, Astra Zeneca, Smuckers, Allstate, Best Buy, Target, GE, Diageo, GM, SNCF, BNP Parisbas, Emerson Engineering, Micro Motion, SAS, RSD, IBM, Snap On Tools, Wrigley, Oscar Meyer and so many others.

Sunny possesses a keen understanding of business, in between all the illustrating, Sunny has also been a: project manager, marketing manager, data analyst, knowledge manager, events planner, graphic designer, creative director, and business management consultant.

Born in France, raised in Detroit, based in Chicago, Sunny lives in Uptown (Al Capone’s old hood!) near the lake with her mathematical genius/statistical wizard of a boyfriend, a dog named Sampson Simpson and two lovely cats named Sophie and Devi.

SunShine’s talents are extraordinary. I first met her at a company meeting on social media and to see SunShine turn each of our messages into imagery was absolutely incredible. I couldn’t stop staring! The most impressive part of her talent isn’t her ability to draw (which she obviously does very well), but rather her ability to consume what’s being said and depict that idea in a split second as she puts pen to whiteboard. Her focus was sharp and her visual stories were such a wonderful compliment to the presentations. When VPs are asking for pictures of them and SunShine in front of their custom whiteboard stories, you know it’s impressive!

Mike Tongwarin
Online Marketing Manager at Micro Motion

I instantly admired Sunshine..from the minute I interviewed her to the final project we worked on together. She is a smart, good-natured, caring and hard working lady who is a jack of all trades and simply "gets things done". She is resourceful, poised under pressure and an incredible team player. Anyone would be lucky to work with Sunshine.

Maria Katris
CEO at Built in Chicago