June 6, 2017

BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR CREATIVE TEAM

You often see the final product of projects we are working on and styled images of our studio life, but we are excited to share some behind the scenes today of our creative team. We want to give you a glimpse of what studio life is really like for us – and sometimes its just a bit messy, with chocolate crumbs, props piled up for a shoot, laughter about a joke someone made in a meeting, sticky notes all over our notebooks. But we really love these moments because they are real; they speak of who we are as a team and our process as creatives.
There are a few more team members that don’t work from our studio that you won’t see in these photos, but are still a huge and integral part of our team. We also included a little Q & A for our team members that work from the studio so that you could get to know us more personally as people!

1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is the gals I work side by side with and the committed passionate people we have the honor to partner with on building their brand stories.

2. I love to start the morning with coffee on my patio soaking in the morning air.
3. One personal goal I have this year is – Big one? Find a peaceful rhythm to life instead of crazy on the go all the time. Small one? Run more.
4. To me, working on a creative team means growing together, challenging each other to produce our best work, seeking to see outside my perspective, choosing to trust and always supporting.
5. On the weekends, you’ll find me making pancakes, getting a run in, burgers on the grill with a side of hard cider, catching up on family to-dos, and staying close to home with the family.
– char, founder & ceo


1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is the environment of creative, inspiring, and hardworking women that are dedicated to living a life marked by purpose, excellence, and kindness.

2. I love to start the morning slowly. I give myself extra time to enjoy a bowl of cereal and moments snuggled in a blanket sipping coffee in my favorite mug.

3. One personal goal I have this year is to spend less time doing the predictable. I tend to get stuck in the comfort of what is familiar. This year I hope to add a little “spice” to my life; trying new recipes, traveling to new places, experiencing new things, and making new memories.

4. To me, working on a creative team means visions become reality. When a bunch of creative minds come together toward a common goal, a project becomes so much richer. It is so amazing to watch how something come to life when everyone on the team plays a role in creating it.

5. On the weekends, you’ll find me relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Every now and then, in the summer months, you’ll find me spending a day at the beach soaking up the sun!

– lindsay, project manager

1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is working with the team.

2. I love to start the morning with a quiet house. Waking up before the rest of my family is key.

3. One personal goal I have this year is to try new fashion styles.

4. To me, working on a creative team means collaboration – bringing everyone’s unique skills together to serve the client.

5. On the SUMMER weekends, you’ll find me bike riding, outside adventures or at the pool with my family.

– heather, chief operating officer

 1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is getting to be a part of a company that’s always moving forward, growing, developing, and striving to improve… never stagnant and content with “good enough”. It inspires me to have the same outlook on life, to always continue to learn and grow and go after greater things.
2. I love to start the morning with some good, soft music and (when the weather is right and I have the time) a little walk out to my garden to check on things and then making a list to organize my day.
3. One personal goal I have this year is to start pottery classes or pianos lessons this fall or winter. I want to keep learning new things in every season of life. Also, I turn 30 this year! So kick off this new decade with vibrancy, energy and appreciation for life.
4. To me, working on a creative team means collaborating and building off of each other. One idea might not change the world, but that idea could spark another idea, that sparks another idea, that sparks another idea and eventually makes a huge impact.
5. On the weekends, you’ll find me hiking in the woods, hanging out in my garden, sipping a freshly roasted cup of coffee, spending way too much time whipping up a mean dinner, or just hanging out with my husband, baby boy and pup.
– crystal, studio manager

1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is the people. Seriously this team is amazing.
2.I love to start the morning with working out and coffee – always coffee. But most mornings start racing around making sure that I don’t forget my lunch and didn’t get yet another parking ticket.
3. One personal goal I have this year is to fly on an airplane and cook more for myself (oh Silantra how you keep me from accomplishing this).
4.To me, working on a creative team means getting to do what I love with people I love.
5. On the weekends, you’ll find me driving somewhere to do something – every week is a little different. But my favorites are always the ones spent in the city going to market and buying coffee and flowers with the roomies.
– hailey, story strategist 

1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is the fact that we are not just coworkers, but are a real community. We do not only work together each week, but actively engage in each other’s lives – encouraging and challenging each other both at work and in life.
2. I love to start the morning with a light read, warm tea and a quiet stillness that gives me the space to ponder and to seek and worship my Saviour.
3. One personal goal I have this year is to better love and serve those around me – especially with surprise gifts of things that they really want / need.
4. To me, working on a creative team means I not only get to express my creativity, but I am also challenged to grow and get better in my craft because its not just me, its a whole wonderful group of creatives : )
5. On the weekends, you’ll find me spending time with my darling husband, eating A LOT of pasta ( don’t worry, its mostly made out of quinoa ) and working on making our new apartment a home.
– bethany, community creator

1. My fave thing about working at Char Co. is the ability to work with and be inspired by a creative team that is passionate about what they do.
2. I love to start the morning with a big cup of tea :)
3. One personal goal I have this year is to be more self-disciplined. Whether that’s reading, working out, or photographing, I want to push myself more.
4. To me, working on a creative team means being able to collaborate with others and constantly being inspired. Everyone has such beautiful and smart ideas and it’s fun to be a part of the process.
5. On the weekends, you’ll find me hanging out with my husband, going to the market, and trying to get outside as much as I can :)
– amy, studio intern

We will be sharing more behind the scenes in the future, but let us know in the comments below if you enjoyed seeing a little peek into our studio life!

  1. Saundra Barker

    June 6th, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I love that everyone on the team mentioned about loving the team-aspect of creativity and working with each other. That speaks a lot to the authenticity of Char Co.!

  2. Char

    June 7th, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Thanks Saundra! We are so blessed to have such incredible people on our team!

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