"Having my own business has given me that massive flexibility to reimagine a working day."
In this episode, Sarah interviews Charlotte Holroyd, the founder of Creative Wilderness, an ethical branding design agency in Greater Manchester. Charlotte provides intuitive creative design, brand identity, web design and print to independent businesses across Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester, and around the world. In addition to this she has created The Brand Builder online branding course for soulful business owners or designers who want to learn how to build a brand that has purpose, WOW and positive impact. Charlotte also co-hosts a monthly "Conscious Entrepreneurs" meet-up that brings people together in a small group to talk about business ideas, to share wisdom and to help each other.
Charlotte has over 10 years of experience in the design industry working at big agencies on brands. Her first job was 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. Before jumping into design she dreamed of being a musician and studied music at Paul McCartneys music school ‘The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts’. She spent a few years as a pro musician, and still loves to play the saxophone.
All of Charlotte's work is guided by her values which are all about nature, calmness and an organic style. She draws inspiration from her walks, wildswims and campervan adventures. During this episode, Sarah asks Charlotte:
This episode was recorded online by Sarah Lister on 2nd February 2021 and edited by Gabby Wolstenholme.
Check out the Conscious Entrepreneurs meet-up on Instagram.
During the show, Charlotte mentions Daria, founder of High on Yoga, who co-hosts Conscious Entrepreneurs. She also mentions Paul Jardine, a creative independent website designer, developer and consultant.
Please note that this episode was recorded remotely so may sound different to other episodes.
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