Services

oral history

Oral History

When we facilitate these interviews, digital history methods are maintained to preserve these stories according to Oral History Association standards.

public history

Public History

We research, design, and install museum exhibits. Let's co-create a display for your institution. Contact us to request a quote for short or long-term projects.

design

Editing & Design

We use Adobe CS to create unique marketing products. We can design a new website for your organization with social media accounts.

Curated Shop



Our Founders

The owners have been passionate about history and literature since a young age.

Jennifer Keil

Owner

JENNIFER completed her M.A. in Public and Oral History. She focused on the WWII home front experiences and the postwar consumer society. When searching through digital and physical archives, she uncovers content which demonstrate the varied roles that men and women have performed– from entrepreneurs, soldiers, to homemakers. Her blog posts focus on history, art, fashion, and interior design. She serves as the California Delegate for the Southwest Oral History Association.

    Cindy Keil

    Owner

    CINDY received an M.A. in English. She specialized in creative writing. Her research interests include communities and objects. She is currently working on an ongoing community oral history project. Her posts contain literary references and she submits creative writing pieces to publications. An avid musician, Cindy plays the ukulele (acoustic and electric), banjo, and guitar. She also writes posts that focus on music, film, and crafts.

      Chisme Chick

      ➳ Artisans Creating and Curating Stories in CA

      Our Story

      Founders, Jennifer and Cindy, grew up in a bibliophile household. At the young ages of two and five, American and British literature was read to them as bedtime stories. They remember Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Chopin’s The Awakening, and Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. They were inspired by these works and wrote their own. As five and eight year olds, they had an interest in learning how to crochet and make crafts. This grew into a passion for designing jewelry, clothes, and even pet accessories. As adults, they wanted to curate a line of handcrafted goods that would share stories.

      Chisme Chick (C.C.) creates and curates stories. They offer oral history, public history, editing and design services. The products are handmade in the ☆ U.S.A. Their studio is located in California. The company’s name is even a literary device, an alliteration, and emphasizes their love of foreign languages. Chisme (chees-meh) Chick is a bilingual term that refers to a person who likes to talk. As artisans, they create pieces which contain a narrative based on a quote from classic books or historical references. Their products are sustainable and can be custom-made. You can co-create your piece with Chisme Chick by selecting from the color chart. How will you share your story?

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      Contact Us

      • 949.444.2343
      • P.O. Box 268 Newport Beach, CA 92662
      • info@chismechick.com
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