October 16, 2023

Golden State to Lone Star Fate

Meet Ethan Casella

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in the Bay Area, California before moving to Texas to attend TCU. My junior year of college I took a class where someone from Schaefer led a creative project for a group of students. That class was where I learned about Schaefer and made my first connection. A few years later, I had the opportunity to intern under that same person, which was a key moment that has shaped my professional career.

After graduating in 2022 with my BFA in graphic design, I knew I loved Texas and wanted to stay. I decided to continue my internship with Schaefer for a second season, and now I’m happy to be officially joining the team!

What’s something you love to do?

I love photography and being able to combine that with other things I like to do, such as off-roading, traveling, and hiking. I also enjoy a game of pickleball. 

What’s your favorite place?

Lake Tahoe, year-round.

What do you love about the job?

I love having the opportunity to be creative with everything I work on. Along with that, every day feels like there is something new to do, so I never get bored. Also, the people here are the best!

What is the last thing you binge-watched?

Only Murders In the Building

What’s your favorite book?

I’m not a reader, but I hear the Harry Potter books are a good read (and I like the movies).

If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?

That ’70s Show. It’s one of my favorite shows and I think I would fit in great. As for a BFF, definitely FEZ. 

Are you a listener or a talker?

Definitely a listener.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pasta. Any and every kind. But if I had to rank them, my top two are  Mac and Cheese (all shapes and cheeses) and Pesto Raviolis.

If there weren’t any more computers, what would be your new occupation?

Probably a photographer… but maybe a teacher.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve done for fun?

Explored an abandoned hotel in the middle of the night. We thought it might be haunted, but the living inhabitants were scarier. 

What’s your favorite children’s story?

Goodnight Moon

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?

Drinking that extra cup of coffee in the morning.

Any words of advice?

Just keep swimming. 

Why Schaefer?

The high level of creativity I saw was what drew me in. The people are what made me stay.

For more about Ethan, check his bio.