Election Design

It's no secret that we at Chartreuse keep close tabs on Lakewood happenings and are always up for dedicating time and talent to the community we're proud to be a part of. When friend and fellow Lakewood-ite Ryan Nowlin approached us about creating an identity...

A sweet photo shoot

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...

Patton Painting home show

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...

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...