The Traits that Make Us Tick: Part Two

We recently wrote part one of The Traits that Make Us Tick. In order to best describe our company’s culture, we thought we’d ask those that make it vibrantly wonderful to work at our Color Castle.

In our first blog featuring Custom Color culture, we talked with the crew that helps customers: business development, happiness heroes and the accounting gals. Three central themes surfaced throughout these culture conversations – flexibility, casual work environment and the people.

For part two, we talked to our production peeps – everyone from our production manager to print operators, finishing to cutting; we conversed with the people who produce the product.

While company cookouts and t-shirts were mentioned by almost everyone, we were still able to collect (mostly) serious responses. It wasn’t surprising that our production crew reiterated very similar replies to those that we heard just a few weeks back.


Jonathan, one of our fabric press operators, explained our production’s atmosphere best when he said, “We get stuff done, but we have fun doing it.” Others echoed Jonathan’s statements about the relaxed and not-overly-regimented work climate. Our production crew is always more than willing to participate in fun Snapchat stories and most everyone will pose (or even dance) on command. You’re correct if you bet that everyone has a nickname and people give high-fives. 


The determining factor of production’s fun atmosphere is the people found there.

The word “teamwork” is an important one in the Custom Color dictionary – so important that a photo of our production people is right next to it. Over the course of the years there have been many examples of teamwork. A recent example is the printing and kitting of a 5,000-piece order for one of our clients. Every person, regardless of department, raced against the clock and worked together to get the job out the door. 


We pride ourselves on print. We print the greatest visual marketing for the world’s best clients. Miguel explained the amazement he feels when working on projects, “it’s just the creativity of the things we print. Using innovation and being a part of the process is so exciting.”

When asked about production, Kirk exclaimed, “We print on nearly everything!” He’s completely correct; the technology that we have at Custom Color allows us to print on just about any substrate that you can think of. Our crew is working with the latest and greatest in the printing world – that’s not only important to the success of the final product, but also to the skillset of each press operator, cutter and finisher. 

Without missing a beat, production’s passionate head of print Rodney perfectly wrapped up our interviews with his crew. He said, “Everyday presents a new challenge.” He, and everyone else at Custom Color, recognizes that the challenges that develop are never too big. “The team rises to the occasion to get stuff done,” he stated.

Regardless of the job title or department, everyone at Custom Color appreciates and embodies what it means to be part of our Color Crew, and for that, we are thankful.

Do you value these things in a work environment, too? If so, you should apply to be a Color Crew member today.