How “Selling out” Led to Complete Creative Control

“I am so very lucky to do this for a living. I am allowed to participate in one of the most powerful art forms ever created. The communal experience of watching a film can bring tears to the heart of a Nazi. It can change points of view. That’s what someone’s talking about when they […]

BasicLee’s Unique Balls

In 2016, Lee Chipman, a Massachusetts mother of six, opened up her Etsy shop, “It’s Basic Lee Designs”, after encouragement from friends and family. Lee was known in her town for her festive, homemade felt garlands and unique decorations, and eventually selling them to friends and neighbors by request. Lee has totaled 114 sales, most of […]

In the Form of Crunching Numbers: Data at Its Most Inisidious

“The 21st Century is a digital book… Your bank records, medical histories, voting patterns, emails, phone calls, your damn S.A.T. scores… [the] algorithm evaluates people’s past to predict their future.”

Gateways to Creative Fields

“Employment insecurity”, a phrase Ruth Bridgstock uses in Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries, describes what those individuals who have studied and tried establishing a career in the creative field oftentimes feel. Why is this? While there are career challenges within the creative industry, there are tribulations within any field of interest, however, […]

The End of BIG and the Beginning of BIGGER

If you google “Etsy success stories” on google, you get about 994,000 results. Hella Ganor Jewellery is one of those success stories. The store opened on Etsy in 2015.  It uses both handicraft elements and 3D printing during any single process to produce unique and inspiring jewellery, often in their signature continuous, geometric flow.  However, […]