Charles Adler

entrepreneur, designer, and lifelong nomad.

I'm a Kickstarter co-founder, designer, and lifelong nomad. Born in the U.K., raised in the U.S., living life exploring the world.

Previously I founded the now defunct web-based arts magazine Subsystence as well as Source-ID, a multi-disciplinary design studio. Since 1994, much of my work has centered on supporting independent artists. Additionally, I'm a passionate runner, cyclist and outdoorsman. Nature heals.

PROJECTS

My engagement in projects varies. From founder to consultant to advisor. Themes that grab my attention tend to focus on rethinking education, empowering independent creatives, and finding new ways to approach environmental sustainability and regeneration.

TALKS

From time to time I participate as a speaker at events big and small around the world. You can see a select few here. The fine folks at Chartwell manage my participation for all events globally. For enquiries please email talks@charles-adler.com.

  • Design Thinkers — Canada — Nov 2014
  • Think Chicago — USA — Oct 2014
  • Barn Raise — USA — Oct 2014
  • New Museum, New Inc Sessions — USA — Oct 2014
  • Starter Talks Detroit — USA — Sep 2014
  • Hackers on the Runway — France — Jul 2014
  • Rendez Vous — France — Jun 2014
  • FIXER: GSAPP — USA — Mar 2014
  • Hy! Berlin — Germany — Mar 2014
  • Wavelength Connect — England — Mar 2014
  • The Power of Progressive Education — USA — Jan 2014
  • Pioneers Festival — Austria — Oct 2013
  • Hy! Berlin — Germany — Jun 2013
  • Sessions — USA — Apr 2013
  • Harvard x Design — USA — Jan 2013
  • Build Conference — Ireland — Nov 2012
  • Geekend — USA — Nov 2012
  • ICON7 — USA — Jun 2012
  • SEGD Conference — USA — Jun 2012
  • the future of risk — USA — Mar 2012
  • Design Research Conference — USA — Oct 2011
  • Mind the product — England — Apr 2011
  • Greenville Grok — USA — Feb 2011