MY ETHICAL DESIGN AGENCY ETHOS

 

I’ve always been passionate about ethical businesses and made the leap to start my own sustainable and ethical design agency with a focus on ethical living, sustainability and generally working with people whose business excites me and is going to make the world a better place!

I work hard to remain true to my ethical design agency ethos and use suppliers that are renowned for their sustainable mission (my printers are vegan and vegetarian society approved and ethical banking and energy). I keep everything digital to reduce paper wastage and deal with clients around the world using Skype and digital tools to communicate. 

I also focus on all the little day to day things and avoid plastic and general waste – I use KeepCups and re-usable water bottles and support local suppliers, travel on public transport and cycle to meetings. I also love to meet up for a cup of tea with local businesses around Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire to chat about ideas (mine is an Earl Grey or Matcha Latte). Say hello on the form below!

I BELIEVE IN…

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Running business consciously from the heart and using intuition to ignore the noise and guide in making decisions

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A minimalist, ‘anti-hustle’ approach to business which supports the life I want to live and doesn’t chase after endless growth

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Creating meaningful and personal connections with people and collaborating on helping bringing business dreams to life

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Doing good, being good and making a positive contribution to the world

CHARLOTTE
CHARLOTTE

 I’m Charlotte the founder of Creative Wilderness. I love to collaborate with forward thinking brands. I’ve had over 10 years in the design industry working at big agencies on brands including Wilkinson Sword, Peroni, Kozel, Energizer, McCann, The Hut Group, Pilsner, Aldi, Cambridge University, Harbour Hotels and many many more. I bring this ‘big agency’ experience to help independent businesses. I landed my first job at an advertising agency after setting up an indie online zine called ‘Geeek’ which focused on Manchester culture and bought together illustrators and writers around the city. It even got a sneaky mention on the Guardian!

Before jumping into design I dreamed of being a Rock star and studied music at Paul McCartneys music school ‘The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts’. I spent a few years as a pro musician where I toured, played festivals, recorded albums and also a music video. I still love playing sax and bass in bands and music and design make me feel alive and inspired!

5 facts about me

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I’m obsessed with Matcha tea. My mid-morning matcha gives me a calm focus and I just love that green earthy powder!

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I used to play saxophone professionally but running a business kind of took over so now it’s just for fun.

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I live to get out into nature. Wild swimming, hiking in the hills, foraging, or river runs keep me sane!

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My dream is to buy a VW campervan and travel around every few months and work after waking up to crashing waves and a swim in the sea or a surf.

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I’ve always had an entrepreneurial, branding spirit. I started a car washing business called ‘Splash’ at aged 8 and designed my own business cards!

Clients I have worked with

I’ve worked with a range of clients including Ethical Brands and Sustainable businesses along with independent coffee shops to bigger brands including…

GIVING BACK

It's so important to me to be a business that does good and makes a difference. A few things that I do to create a kinder business world are...

I'm taking part in a series of pledges to create a fairer more sustainable business world.

I donate a percentage of my profits to The City Of Trees, who are transforming underused, unloved woodland in Greater Manchester

I co-run Conscious Entrepreneurs which is a monthly event to connect, support and encourage conscious businesses and entrepreneurs.

WATCH my video interview

Here I chat abut my business journey, my ethos, my love of wild swimming and living a balanced business and life with Sean from ‘The Published Image’.

Based in Stockport, I’m providing intuitive creative design, brand identity, web design and print to independent businesses across Stockport, Cheshire and Manchester. and around the world.

LISTEN TO MY PODCASTS

I’ve appeared as a guest of several podcasts where I chat about ethical business, my branding tips and advice, how I got into design and became self-employed along with general creativity tips! You can listen to a few of these podcasts here

LET'S CONNECT...



Giving BACK...

I'm taking part in a series of pledges to create a fairer more sustainable business world.

I donate a percentage of my profits to The City Of Trees, who are transforming underused, unloved woodland in Greater Manchester

I co-run Conscious Entrepreneurs which is a monthly event to connect, support and encourage conscious businesses and entrepreneurs.