Welcome!

Can I ask you a question?

How do you show and sell your creative work?

Because here’s the truth: Designing and making beautiful things isn’t enough.

If you want to make a creative living, you have to show your beautiful work
… to the right people
… at the right time
… in the right way

I really believe that selling your work can be as simple as that!

And I believe in you and what you do, creative person.


Hi! I’m Charlene.

I help creatives show and sell their work.

I work with designers, makers and brands in a couple of ways:

CURATING POP-UP SHOPS: Over the last 7 years, I’ve curated and organised dozens of pop-up shops in London under the names Creative Clerkenwell and The Creative Edit. My pop-ups usually feature independent designers and makers, taking part in events like Clerkenwell Design Week and the London Design Festival.

CREATIVE BUSINESS COACHING AND MENTORING: 1:1 coaching and mentoring and small group workshops for organisations like Craft Central. My wide range of experience gives me an unusually multi-disciplinary perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing independent designers, makers and brands.

WRITING AND SPEAKING: I also write and speak about design and creative business. Creative Clerkenwell has been a media partner for shows and events like Clerkenwell Design Week and designjunction, and I speak about creative business at events like New Designers.



TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

  • The Power of Pop-Ups: Creative Links talk and evening at the Goldsmiths Centre, Clerkenwell. Wed 11th October. £15 plus booking fees, includes a drink and Q&A with me! Join the Creative Links network for free to book your spot.

    Attendees can receive my FREE pop-up shop checklist to help them plan their own pop-ups.
  • Pop-Ups: What, Why and How webinar for The Design Trust Business Club, Tue 10th October. Business Club members only.
  • Thank you to everyone who joined us at New Designers 2017 for my talk Top Tips for Successful Pop-Up Shops, and especially your excellent Q&A questions!

SOME OF MY POP-UP SHOPS


PikaPika: Cherry Blossom Season, Spring 2017


Creative Clerkenwell's London Design Souvenirs Pop-Up Shop, LDF16

London Design Souvenirs at #LDF16


WANT TO WORK WITH ME?

Besides freelance curating, I do 1:1 mentoring with creatives and small group workshops as well as speaking about creative business. Get in touch charlene [at] hicharlene.com


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