Born in 1972, Erik Pflueger is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design, one of the most prestigious art colleges in the United States, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration.

In that same year, he formed CygnusArts, Inc., a graphic design/illustration firm. After accumulating years of experience designing graphics and logos, he expanded in 2000 to include commercial and residential architectural renderings for several prestigious design firms, as well as interior renderings for interior designers and decorators. In early 2003, he received his first illustration commission for a children's book. In 2010, he illustrated his first album cover, and in 2012 expanded into the fine arts.

Erik Pflueger established CygnusArts with the idea that art and commerce are not mutually exclusive. Rather, commerce is well served by art and, if that art is created with pride and care, will continue to be, far into the future.