Gene Closuit workshop for start-ups

A new service designed to make
your ambitions come true.
Come and learn with us
in a relaxed atmosphere.

Choose from the following

3 hours or 1 or 2 DAY WORKSHOPS

(3 hours)

Learn how to create a website using a template from online website builder (Squarespace).
You will be able to achieve a full website in 3 hours. This workshop will support you from A to Z in the production of your portfolio. 

(1 day)

Learn how to use the Mailchimp Email Marketing system. You will understand how to maximise the design and create appealing and strong emails. To participate in this workshop, you will need a logo, brand identity and good quality photographs of your products/work.

(2 days)

Using online website builders (squarespace), we will show how to build and update a website in 2 days. Prior to the workshop, you will need a logo and brand identity, good photos of your products and a domain name. Your website will be up and running by the end of the two day workshop.

(1 day)

Learn how to design and create templates for flyers, catalogues or brochures. To participate in this workshop, you will need a logo, brand identity and high quality photographs of your products/work.


In this workshop, you will learn how to develop your own brand identity, create a professional logo and produce a visual style-guide for your business with Photoshop©. You will go home with a logo and all the artwork for your business stationery.


simply book a session, pop round with your laptop and we will help you to create, fix or polish your digital or printed work.


about Gene’s design work

“Gene has a brilliant eye for simple, sophisticated and stylish designs. She also has a deep understanding of art across a broad spectrum of genres and is therefore particularly good at collaborating with artists, capturing the ‘essence’ of their work, through her design.”

Ursula Martinez
Ursula MartinezPerformance Artist

“I worked closely with Gene on the design and build of our new website. Her advice and support throughout the project were invaluable in creating a great new site. We were able to discuss our needs with her whist trying things out in her modern and well equipped studio with the aid of her back-up support facilities. We are very pleased with the outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending Gene to anyone, as her manner and professional design ideas are just right for any business looking for a hands on approach.”


John Corr
John CorrCorr Vintage Watches

“Gene is a delight to work with. She is super quick, super efficient and super nice too. I use her for all my design work now because she always delivers on time or even before.”

Asa Simonsson
Asa SimonssonNutritionist & Naturopath

“I have used Gene’s services for many years and I will not hesitate to use her again. She is talented, professional and very friendly.”

Kevin Glashier
Kevin GlashierSign Writer

“Gene has designed two excellent websites for my work. On an ongoing basis I regularly need pieces of design work from flyers and business cards to re-vamping and re-articulating websites and always approach Gene in the first instance. She is a brilliant designer who understands the latest trends and produces work efficiently, on time and to the highest of standards.”

Bobby Lloyd
Bobby LloydArtist, art therapist and lecturer

“We’ve been working with Gene for many years and I am always impressed by her experience and ability to adapt to various demands. She is up-to-date with the current trends and techniques.”

Gilles Besse
Gilles BesseWine Maker
“If you are like me, the idea of building your own website is one of apprehension… I put this off for way too long. But with the help of Gene I was able to see clearly what was needed to be done. She expertly and very quickly began to build, from a template, the kind of website I was looking for and implemented enough of the content. I was able to add to it at my leisure.
I would thoroughly recommend her website building workshop ‘Pack Launch’ to anyone struggling to build their website ……. and it was fun to boot!!”
Sooz Belnavis
Sooz BelnavisArtist

“What is great about Gene is that she immediately understands what I need and will often come up with a better solution. She has a great eye and meticulous attention to detail and is a pleasure to work with.”

Becky Baur
Becky BaurIllustrator - designer

“I desperately needed to revamp my website and so Gene with incisive design instincts, coupled with great vision and craft made fast work of it. What might have been a chore, became instead a happy collaboration.”

Paul Sakoilsky
Paul SakoilskyArtist / Writer


The workshops and one-to-one sessions are held in a studio based in Lower Clapton, Hackney, London.
Transport: Bus 38, 48, 55, 106, 253, 254 or Hackney Central / Homerton Overground station.



Workshops start at 10am and finish at 6pm with a one hour lunch break. Sessions can be booked anytime. Please contact us if you are interested.



You will need to bring your own laptop (PC or Mac) to each session. For one-to-one sessions, we have a spare Macbook available if you can’t bring yours.



To make the most of the time available, you will be asked to prepare some material in advance. A questionnaire will be emailed to you prior to each workshop.



Discuss your design requirements or troubleshoot existing problems by taking advantage of a free, no-obligation, 30 minute consultation.


Gene has been working as a web and graphic designer for many years and has also taught Digital Media courses at Camberwell College of Art, Greenwich University of Architecture and London Metropolitan University since 2002.

In 2011 Gene created Madame Chalet, a home-based gift and stationery business selling worldwide.

Whatever stage you’re at, Gene will help you to make your design ideas a reality – from brainstorming to practical application –  you will leave these workshops with everything you need to get your business up and running.

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T: 0208 525 5353
M: 079 3244 7752

96, Rushmore Rd
E5 0EX


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