A Cheeky Chat with... Charlie Smith!


Welcome to the first ever Cheeky Chat!

This blog post will take us right into the heart of the Cheeky Panda team, so you can learn all of our deepest and darkest secrets… 

Not really. We’ll just be asking a different team member every month some questions so you can get to know us a little better.

Think of it as one of those forced social events you didn’t want to go to in the first place, but with waaaaay fewer awkward silences. Plus you might actually find it interesting, we’re quite a diverse bunch here at The Cheeky Panda with a lot of different hobbies. 

Plus you get to find out why exactly they were hired and there's a chance that someone might not know the answer to that question, which would be interesting. 

You might also be shocked to find out that we’re not actually pandas. Wild right?

First up on the panda pedestal is our very own Charlie Smith, he’s our Design and Marketing Team Leader. He loves Photoshop, Wetherspoons and fonts.

Here he is in panda hat glory:

(Cilla Black from Blind Date voice) What’s your name and where do you come from?

Why are you doing that voice? Hey, my name is Charlie.

Why were you hired?

I was hired to look after the design & social media of The Cheeky Panda, but now as we’ve grown I’m more focused on improving our presence across our Amazon channels, which is really challenging but also really fun and interesting.

Favourite Cheeky Panda product?

After working on a few of our lifestyle shoots I can say that the straws are my favourite product, they’re a lot of fun to shoot.

It's also fun playing around with the colours and creating drinks to shoot them in, mainly because we get to drink them afterwards. We shot the new Shake Straws five times, just to be safe...

Any special skills?

I’ve always been a big fan of typography and lettering, one of my hobbies is calligraphy which I try to practice as much as possible!


Wow. Very impressive. And finally,
 any sustainable tips? 

Walk as much as you can, it’s the perfect way to travel as nature intended 😊


Thanks Charlie! 

This concludes our first ever Cheeky Chat, we hope you enjoyed it! 


Team Cheeky Panda (and Charlie) x 

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