LSU’s Fun-infused Culture Spurs Grads’ Entrepreneurial ConceptPinot's Palette
Though growing a young enterprise brings its challenges, smiles persist on the faces ofCraig Ceccanti (2003 BACH BUS, 2003 BACH SCI) and Charles Willis (2004 BACHENGR). Pictured above are Charles Willis, Beth Willis, and Craig Ceccanti.
The friends founded Pinot’s Palette in 2009 and, with an assist from their LSU roots,have expanded their BYOB art studio from a single Houston-based location into aswelling national operation. “Driving a brand that’s fun at its core is something welearned fundamentally at LSU, where the culture inspires you to get out and have fun,”Ceccanti says.
Like many entrepreneurial ideas, Pinot’s Palette owes its existence to a mix of fate and timing.