Director, Artistic director & Designer
Charlotte Ratel is a director, artistic director and designer. By combining her love for colors and ingenious concepts, as well as her background in graphic design and photography, her work spans multiple platforms and reflects a homogeneous and colorful graphic aesthetic. Charlotte studied graphic design at Université du Québec À Montréal and at Les Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
Put my ideas to use
You have to get through the rain to get the rainbow
Approach everything with a great sense of gratitude. It really makes a difference when taking part in any project, whether it’s professional or personal.
What do you love most about Your City?
Montreal is great of it’s multi-cultural neighborhoods and affordable and tasty food scene. It’s also a place filled with talent and lots of creative opportunities. Most of all, it feels like home.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Very obviously, favorite breakfast is actually brunch. Anything accompanied with a fluffy oat milk latte rocks my boat. My favorite place for this is Butterblume in Montreal.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Most of the days, probably sleeping but also I’m probably on set filming. Those days are an early start.
10:00 AM – Being Freelance means never knowing where you’ll be or what you’ll be working on. Some days I’m in my workshop painting, making, creating. Other days I spend filming, answering e-mails, doing graphic design work or personal projects. Sometimes all of the above at the same time!
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Anything that won’t make me want to nap at 2PM. Salads and soup are my faves. The classic home-made jambon-beurre warms my heart occasionally too.
7:00 PM – 50% of the time still working. The other 50% cooking dinner.
11:00 PM – Most probably sleeping.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Water? A Lot. Ginger infusions too.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Instagram. I’m a big fan of @ifyouhigh. The videos on this account always give me ASMR feels. It’s a reaction I try to spark in my work.
What should everyone try at least once?
Everything! But on top of that bucket-list: traveling alone, drawing with your eyes closed, throwing a great surprise party. Anything that’s involves getting out of your comfort zone seems like a must.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
The illustrated book section in libraries. Ikea comes close after that…