“A designer should have a willingness to read the material, to discuss it thoughtfully and passionately, and to develop visual components that expand the read while still working within the publication's architecture.”

~ Martin Venezky, Art Director, Speak magazine
{Art Direction and Editorial Design by Yolanda Zappaterra (Abrams Studio)}


Adobe Creative Cloud:
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,
Acrobat Professional,
Dreamweaver (Beginner); Basic HTML; Microsoft Office X; Mac OS X


Charlotte Edelen founded CSE Identity Design, Inc. in February 2007 and has worked with various clients on a variety of projects along the way. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Graphic Design in 2002 and remains a proud Hokie today.

Her experiences as Senior Graphic Designer, Art Director and Contract Graphic Designer with companies and clients all over the Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. area have equipped her with the knowledge and know-how to help provide design solutions for clients everyday.



  • Kelbyone (formerly National Association of Photoshop Professionals or NAPP)
  • Washington, D.C. InDesign User Group

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