We recently spent the afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art planning our 2013 business year. Along with a bunch of design brainstorming, client partnership conversations and event planning we enjoyed the opportunity to explore the new Gallery One exhibit at the museum. If you haven’t been, GO! The impressive interactive technology woven throughout the space allows for a fun creative play for both children and adults.
The feature we were especially in awe of was the camera that captures each person’s variety of expressions and matches them with various mediums of artwork from the museum’s collection. Each “match” is then projected on a wall for all museum-goers to see (first picture) or sends you an email like a photobooth strip (second picture). It is a clever and engaging way to explore the artwork, and the use of technology is mind-blowing.
We do a lot of design work here in the studio, but we also manage to sneak in some fun too. Why not? Isn’t that what being a designer is all about?
At Chartreuse we love a new place to nosh, especially one that we had a hand in designing. The new Cornucopia Place, along with it’s sister Bridgeport Cafe, gave us the opportunity to do just that. Together with our clients at Burton, Bell, Carr Development, we helped open the new spaces to the Kinsman neighborhood. The two spaces combine to create a healthy cafe and a community gathering space, complete with cooking classes and food and wine tastings.
We designed a cohesive system to work with the existing Bridgeport Cafe identity and using vegetable silhouettes and a crisp green palette.
New projects included the grand opening invitation suite, street banners, menu design, food truck design and the launch of the Bridgeport Cafe website. The invitation was sent out in a bright green envelope, and came complete with a napkin wrap fastening with a Kinsman Fresh sticker, concealing the details underneath.
Big thanks to our friends at Jakprints for helping make our project come to life. We’re proud to be part of this great project, and happy to brighten a developing Cleveland neighborhood.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to hold the honor of knock knocks coolest places to work!
Thanks to Sara for entering our studio, our team and our day-to-day fun…we are now the proud owners of an official knock knock office prize pack!
My favorite part of the honor? Our office culture being compared to a hip, CW dramedy! Yes, I am not too proud to admit I love a bit of CW.
Thanks knock knock for the prize and the honor. Next time you are swinging through the midwest we would LOVE to visit…lunch, lattes and bike rides included.
The month of March traditionally comes in like a lion and tip toes out like a lamb, but here in Chartreuse design-land we are planning to buck the farmers almanac trend! Our plan is to spend the rest of the year charging through the CLE community with new creative opportunities and possibilities. To truly make a big impact, we are in search of a passionate consulting team to fold into our already accomplished design team.
We would like to invite you to reserve your spot at our first annual “Casting Call” on Friday, March 1st. This event is open to creative contractors of all types, but specifically writers, editors, developers, social media experts, strategic marketing consultants and media buyers. We are asking for a short presentation of your strengths and services to have your talents at the top of our minds the next time our clients are looking for a savvy twitter voice, a database guru or a recommendation on ad placement value.
Chartreuse has been designing quality creative work for over ten years. As experts at all things print, we enjoy working with other small business owners, non-profits and larger home decor manufacturers located here in Northeast Ohio.
If you are interested in joining us on future creative collaboration adventures or know someone who might be, call soon to schedule your 30 minute time slot to “WOW” our socks off! We are a casual firm and encourage our partners to be as well, overly formal presentations are not necessary. We are beyond excited to find the perfect partners to move into our next ten years with. Reserve your spot!
It has been a fantastic 10 years. Chartreuse been awarded great opportunities and client collaborations that have helped grow our firm one project at a time. We have been fortunate that every logo designed, photo shoot styled and marketing piece developed has heightened our presence in the Cleveland design community.
Each of us is thankful that we are able to spend our daytime hours enthusiastically doing a job that we truly love and producing successful results for our clients. We thank you for being a part of the first decade of our journey and look forward to next stages of new projects and partnerships, continued growth and FUN!
In celebration of our anniversary we designed our studio holiday windows using various shades of italian crepe paper, twinkly white lights and oversized mylar “JOY” balloons to express out enthusiasm and gratitude towards our clients and the community.