Work With Me

Introducing practical skills workshops and the opportunity to get 1-to-1 mentoring and advice from Charlene Lam (aka Creative Charlene) of Creative Clerkenwell.

Summer Sessions

August is a great time to gain practical skills, leading up to the London Design Festival, Autumn trade shows and the crucial Christmas season. In partnership with Craft Central, I’m offering two hands-on workshops:


Power Up Your Pop-Up
Top tips and strategies for a successful pop-up shop or exhibition

You know how much we believe in pop-ups at Creative Clerkenwell! In this jam-packed workshop, you’ll get my top tips from marketing on a budget to visual display, handy checklists, and individual feedback on your ideas.

Tue 16th August, 10am – 4:30pm
£60 (20% off for Craft Central members)


Social Media Skills Session: How to use Twitter and Instagram to maximise exposure from a trade show, market or event

Have a Twitter or Instagram account but not sure how to use it effectively for your creative business? The best way to learn is to apply it to a real life use, so in this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn the essential techniques for making the most out of social media before, during and after a show.

Thu 18th August, 10am – 12pm
£25 (20% off for Craft Central members)

1-to-1 Sessions

Can’t make those dates? Not in London? Want even more personalised feedback from me?

Book a 1-to-1 session, meeting in Clerkenwell or over Skype!
£75/hour (20% off for Craft Central members)

Next available dates: Friday 19th August, Sunday 21st August
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Get in touch to inquire about other dates, small group training and package discounts.

Free Creative Check-In

Let’s have a chat! Book a FREE 15-minute phone or Skype session with me, and tell me what you’re working on and what questions you have.

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Why work with me?

I understand the challenges designer-makers and small creative businesses face, having worked with and championed them for the last 6 years. You have limited time, money and resources. It can be a lonely endeavour. I’ll give you a sympathetic ear, honest feedback, the benefit of a curatorial eye, and advice that’s tailored to you and your business. I’m on your side!

We can talk about things like:

  • Design trade shows: what to consider and which ones may be right for you
  • Developing your new business or new collection – get my feedback about your marketing, branding, visuals and overall presentation
  • Pop-Up planning: Personalised feedback about your concept, as well as practical tips for a successful pop-up shop
  • How to use social media effectively in the context of your creative business

I take a DIT (Do It Together) approach to social media training, with hands-on workshops that help you gain confidence to DIY. Social media is such a powerful tool for small businesses. You can do this!

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Questions? Want to learn more about other design consulting services or pop-ups in your space?Email me at charlene [at]