“So, anyways. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.”
–Nacho (from Nacho Libre)
OUR STORY STARTED AS A PERSONAL PASSION FOR ART
It all began way back when Charlie was a child in the 80’s who loved art class as much as he loved Star Wars.
While other kids dreaded putting a pencil drawing on a page, Charlie excelled at it. He liked it so much he knew it was, in some form or another, part of his future. As he grew up in Mexico City, he experienced a whole new culture but also continued learning about art and applying it, even winning several art contests as a teenager.
Mexico City? Yes, after being born in Texas, that’s where his parents moved the family to and also where he met his sweetheart, Nubia. They married in ’97, moved to San Antonio, and started a family which now includes 2 kids–Melanie and Andrew.
A couple of design jobs later Charlie decided it was time to launch Element Thirty Creative, which he believed was the dream God had promised. (Side note: the “Thirty” came from starting the company at 30 years old, and the significance that Jesus started His ministry at 30.)