Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse and works alongside each and every client to ensure the best experience and design outcome. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Design and Art Education. Charity is a Cleveland Bridge Builders graduate and the recipient of the 2010 Inside Business Athena Young Professional Award.

Since 2007, Charity has also been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, Charity and her family live in Westlake, Ohio.

“I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”


Caroline Hayes

Caroline manages and designs for many of the studio’s clients. She ensures projects are completed on time, within budget and with the extra special touch that makes the studio Chartreuse difference. Caroline is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Informational Graphics and Publication Design.

Caroline and her husband live in Lakewood, Ohio where they enjoy renovating their 100-year-old home.

“I love being able to work closely with our clients; taking their vision and bringing it to life.”


Amber Dent

Amber and Charity have been collaborating for over 15 years both as designers and friends. Amber is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising, and thrives when creative ideas and a client’s vision come together. The result? Effective and inspiring design work. Amber and her family live in Bay Village, Ohio.

“Collaborating with our clients and their project needs is empowering. When we design something useful and beautiful, it makes for such a fulfilling day at the firm.”


Ali Forbes

Ali once interned with studio Chartreuse but has returned to join the studio as their newest designer. Her passion for pattern design and illustration are a special concentration she brings to the team. Ali is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Ali lives in Tremont, Ohio.

“Design is about creating a successful product that is everything conceptual, smart, functional, & of course beautiful rolled into one. As a designer, it is fulfilling when this is achieved!”