Name: Lisa Chu
Occupation: Co-Owner/Partner of Team Epiphany
Top: Nike (Tank Top), H&M (Knit Zipped Cardigan)
Bottom: Alice & Olivia (Tapered Pants)
Accessory: BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT Rolex Milgauss (Gift from husband Coltrane Curtis) Wedding Ring
Footwear: CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All-Star Ox (Sneaker)
It is almost for certain you’ve heard the quote “behind every great man there’s a great woman” by now. Yet, that image of a “cheerleader on the sideline” no longer applies in today’s competitive work environment. Something Lisa Chu knows all too well. Though she has a corner office all to herself, the co-founder of creative agency Team Epiphany is rarely in it. Instead, you find her pacing up and down the office, consulting one division after another.
Originally from California, Chu arrived in New York City via a Styling Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology. With a penchant for the fast-paced lifestyle and the constant changing scenery, she decided to stay put after college. Soon, she carved out a niche in the highly competitive creative industry of the Big Apple thanks largely to her insights on the city’s nightlife. Counting Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Anheuser-Busch and more as her clients, Lisa joined Team Epiphany as the company’s special events coordinator. That was back in 2005.
Today, Chu wears multiple hats both inside and outside of Team Epiphany. As one of the agency three principle partners, she’s also Coltrane Curtis’ better half and a Mom to her son Ellington, a rambunctious 2-year-old whose fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. Such hectic itinerary would burn most people out but Chu thrives on it, just like how she did when she first arrived in New York.
Photography by: Sam Alive
Produced by: Dan Hwang