A Globe-Trotting Designer On Becoming A Creative SAHM

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:00 am
01/05/16

Photographed by Michelle Drewes

Anyone who says staying home with a child isn’t “work,” probably hasn’t done it themselves. Of course, it’s also one of the most rewarding (but under-appreciated) “jobs” a parent can have. Silver Lake-based mama Cheri Messerli knows this fact all too well, trading in her gig as the co-founder (along with her husband David Rager) of Weekends design studio for a less intense involvement in the company in order to raise her 2-year-old daughter Anouk. Here, Messerli (who has been in L.A. for a little over a year after a 5-year stint in Paris) discusses taking a break from “work-work” and bringing her creative talents to FT mama duty.

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Allison

I was excited to see you finally feature a mom that has chosen to be a full time at home, BUT disappointed you kept the same form questions re: career, work balance etc. Didn’t seem relevant to the family you were featuring. Wish you would have altered your questions a bit.

Patti Bishop-your cousin

I don’t know if you even remember me, Cheri, but my brother told me he saw this on his wife’s Facebook (of which I do not have) so I told Jen and she sent this to me. I’m your dad’s cousin, by the way. Wow! I am so proud of you, Honey! Unfortunately, I don’t really see or talk to your folks anymore (don’t really know why?!). But, so is life…
Anyway, huge congrats on your career, your marriage, and your precious little girl!
Love You & Yours,
Patti

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