Hi! My name is Charles Adler. 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 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.

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.

  • 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