Flat Stanley

For a group of three designing women, we were especially happy to welcome a very special man into our office: Flat Stanley! He came to us through Michelle's family friend, Jonah Dennis, a 2nd grader in Bartow, Florida. Jonah's class was participating in a Flat Stanley...

(photo) Stylin’

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....

sprinkled with glitter

We recently had the pleasure of being featured on the delightful sparkly Glitter Guide blog. Submitted earlier this fall by friend and blogger Shibani, we set out to scout the perfect photographer to help showcase the studio. We found a perfect match in Suzanne Cofer,...

design for a cause

Earlier this month, we participated in AIGA Cleveland's Art of the Ornament event. It was a fun gallery show where designers create as "ornament" (loosely interpreted as anything hangs) that is then entered into a silent auction. What a perfect opportunity to debut our Underground...

the underground.

As a boutique design firm comprised of three women, we are in constant awe of all stylish greeting card lines. This year, we decided as a group to work on our own line of social expression cards. (the planning & early design process begins!) We worked late...

Cut to the Chase*

On our trip to Seattle we had the pleasure of taking a letterpress class with the talented Lynda Sherman at Bremelo Press. After a quick primer on the process, Lynda showed us some of her fantastic work, inspiring us before cutting us lose in the...

Sleepless in Seattle

....and off we went. We arrived in Seattle, home to companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Getty Images and Starbucks. A city skyline filled with large pines trees, cozy mission-style homes that nestle into the hills rising above Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. A working harbor stacked...

the “undergound”

Hello friends, We hope your summer was amazing and that you are all set for fall. With the onset of scarves, boots and tights our sights are set on the upcoming holiday season. Only a few more weeks until shopping season begins! This year, we at Chartreuse...

2011 Art in the Parc

This past Friday, we hosted our second annual "Art in the Parc" event featuring eight of our favorite area artists and small business owners. We invited our clients, friends, babies, pets, the neighborhood, all were welcome. We hired an adorable mobile creperie (We actually designed...

trend spotting @ the NYIGF

A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend the New York International Gift Fair at the Javits Convention Center in the big apple. Vendors of gifts, home decor, accessories, treats for babies, pets and home were assembled to show and share their newest...