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.
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.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we had the pleasure of styling and art directing a photo shoot for Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat Shop in the Detroit Shoreway. Working with the lovely Suzanne Cofer of Suzuran Photography, we captured the simple vintage goodness of a Sweet Moses visit. Known for their devotion to classic recipes and modern attention to detail, we rounded up our best friends (and sometimes models!) to help us showcase what the shop is all about. Incorporating a mix of models, we designed an adorable birthday party starring homemade ice cream sundaes and italian sodas. If you look closely, you can see Suzanne quietly snapping away in the corner.
(Models Amber, Belle, Oliver and Kim having a very happy birthday while Charity touches up the details.)
After treating our littlest models to ice cream and sprinkles, we scooted them over to the candy case, where they posed, pointed and professed their love for all things chocolate.
(Suzanne taking shots of Oliver, Milla and Belle picking out treats)
With Sweet Moses’ one-year anniversary quickly approaching, we hope to unveil some new printed collateral featuring the images from the shoot. Be on the lookout for it soon, or visit www.sweetmosestreats.com to learn more about our sweetest client.
At this year’s Cleveland Home and Garden Show, there was a shiny new booth on the block. Patton Painting, a painting and contracting business located in Westlake, Ohio partnered with Chartreuse to develop and design their colorful new booth for the annual exhibition.
(Sara showcasing a job well done.)
From the larger than life paint swatch deck to the refreshed logo and cheerful banner, the booth was a gleaming example of good design. The guys over at Patton Painting were so excited and involved in the whole process they actually took it one step further by building custom booth cabinetry, making a series of colored display boxes and a smaller scale swatch deck that their sales force could use to stir up conversation with attendees. Great work Patton Painting, we were proud to be part of your trade show design development.
(Look! The paint swatch deck is almost as tall as Michelle)
By the way, there is still time to get in on their “Will Work For Food” campaign. Hire any painter ($349) or carpenter ($429) for a day’s worth of work and they will donate $100 of that to the Cleveland Food Bank. It truly is a wonderful promotion from a civic-minded local business. Check them out at www.pattonpainting.com
At Chartreuse we are predominately a boutique design firm, however from time to time we are given the opportunity to work on other creative opportunities with our clients.
In 2011, our client Moen approached us about partnering with them to develop an image for their holiday materials. They were open to our stylish vision; from choosing the set materials and suggesting featured products, to perfecting the details such as floral and wallpaper choices.
We acted as not only the art directors for the project but also the photography stylists. Every little curve of ribbon or snip it of pine was carefully tweaked, turned and fluffed. While we were very hands-on during the shoot, we worked with photographers at TRG Reality located in downtown Cleveland, to bring our vision to life.
The end result was a pretty sugar plum powder room at the holidays. “Deck the halls, and kitchens, and baths!”
If you are ever in need of art direction and on-location photo stylists look no further than our team. We are sure to transform your most basic photographic concept into a stunning masterpiece.