Hi! I’m Charlene C* Lam

I work with designers, makers, artists and creative brands in NYC, London and around the world in a couple of ways:

CURATING POP-UP SHOPS: Over the last 8 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING:From 1:1 tutoring to group workshops, I deliver social media training tailored for creatives, both online and in person.

CREATIVE BUSINESS COACHING AND MENTORING: 1:1 coaching and mentoring and small group workshops. 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 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. I’ve spoken about entrepreneurship, social media for creatives, experiential retail, pop-up shops and design thinking at events like the IDEO London Make-a-thon and New Designers.

Get in touch at hello [at] hicharlene.com


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*What does the C stand for? Officially, as in on my passport, it stands for my Chinese name. On a day to day basis, it changes depending on my mood – the C can stand for Creativity, Courage, Carousels, Crumpets. Most of my favourite things start with C!

Image credit: Creative Clerkenwell’s Pika Pika pop-up shop. Image by Justin Webb Photography.