20 years in the game and still obsessed

Providing innovative and effective creative solutions that capture hearts and minds

It’s about transparency, quality, diversity and teamwork

Our core values help shape who we are, and what we stand for, guiding our actions and decisions. They help define and tailor strategies for each client, and ensure any challenge can be overcome.


With openness and integrity, we believe that valuable work is built with strong backbones: close collaboration, reciprocal partnership and deep understanding.

We obsess over quality

We push past our limits to make a positive difference in every task, every activity, everything we do.


Our broad spectrum of talent delivers incredible results – just ask our wide range of clients!

We help each other thrive

Above all, we’re a team. We are committed to building an encouraging and supportive culture. Two things we do always together: move mountains and celebrate achievements.

Our Founders

Throughout the years we have nurtured and supported creative talent, encouraged unique ways of thinking and inspired innovative solutions.

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Sandy Tsindos

Co-founder of Charles Elena - Sandy began her work experience designing for international corporate brands such as Coca Cola, L’Oreal and Redkin. Starting Charles Elena in 1999, she simultaneously worked as a Creative Director for design projects with Mercedes Benz, Daimler Chrysler, Jeep and City of Melbourne. Sandy has extensive knowledge in international corporate branding, website design and web development.

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David Neilson

Co-founder of Charles Elena -  With more than 20 years of experience in the creative industry, David is a Quill award-winning designer within the Australian Media Industry. His career includes Editorial, Features and Lead Design positions across a broad range of Australian media agencies such as the Australian Associated Press and News Corp.

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