Tickets to Etsy Success include day-long catering and an awesomely stacked delegate pack. To celebrate this amazing Etsy event we are lucky enough to be giving away 3 x double passes to attend the event! (valued at $100 per ticket)
- What: Etsy Success Sydney
- When: Saturday June 2, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: Musuem of Contemporary Art
- Cost: $100 per attendee
Workshop: “Using Fashion as a Vehicle for Social Change”
Grace McQuilten is the founder and CEO of The Social Studio, a social enterprise that works to create education and employment opportunities for refugee youth through fashion design, clothing production, retail and hospitality. Grace is also a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where she is working on a project that examines the relationship between visual art, design and social change. In 2008, she completed her PhD in Art History, and in 2011, she publishedArt in Consumer Culture: Mis-design with Ashgate Publishers.
Workshop: “The Importance of Networking and Building Your Personal Brand”
Valerie Khoo is an award-winning entrepreneur who founded the Sydney Writers’ Centre in Milsons Point. Also an author and journalist, Valerie has grown the Sydney Writers’ Centre to become Australia’s leading centre for writing courses. Valerie is an experienced journalist and small business commentator. With her dual passions in writing and business, she is currently writing a book on how to use the power of storytelling in business, to be released October 2012.
Workshop: “Online Etiquette – Ensuring Professionalism in Digital Formats”
As founder of the multi-platform agency The Nest, Stuart specializes in the delivery of web, social media, mobile and video solutions for the creative industries. His clients include Sydney Festival, Art Gallery Of New South Wales, MONA, Tropfest, Opera Australia, Sydney Writers Festival, Art Month, SBS and more. Chantelle is the founder of blog FatMumSlim, a social media editor,and the creator of the monthly photo-a-day challenges. She lives and breathes social media and blogging, and loves nothing more than spending time with her little family.
Rebecca Lowrey Boyd is a former glossy magazine editor, a self-confessed bird nerd and the founder of the blog Wee Birdy. She’s been blogging since 2007, and Wee Birdy was listed as one of the Top 50 Design Blogs in the world by Times Online and one of the top 100 blogs in the world by The Sunday Times. She likes to make pom-poms.
Workshop: “Etsy Success for Starters and Newbies”
Danielle Maveal, Etsy.com’s Seller Education Lead, works to help artists and crafters make a creative living selling their work. She shares tips in the Seller Handbook, in the Etsy Success newsletter, and hosts live workshops in the Online Labs. Danielle, who is also a goldsmith, started selling on Etsy four years ago and within six months sold over 1,000 unique pieces. Less than a year after opening her Etsy shop, Etsy asked her to come work for the then small start-up, and she’s been mentoring the community ever since. Her focus is to encourage, motivate, and educate anyone running a small, independent business.
Workshop: “Effective Etsy Team Management”
Belinda and Robyn are both committee members of Brisbane’s premier Etsy street team, BrisStyle. BrisStyle incorporated as a not for profit business in 2010 and coordinates member markets and business development days as well as a host of other team activities. Belinda and Robyn will share a wealth of information about Etsy teams and management.
Workshop: ”DIY Media and PR: A Practical Guide”
By day, Lexi works as a PR Manager, working with both Australian and New Zealand media. She has over 13 years experience in the industry and loves sharing stories with journalists. She says nothing beats the thrill of seeing your hard work in a glossy magazine, or up in lights on a blog – and watching the engagement grow with your brand. Jo Walker edits Frankie Magazine, a national bi-monthly committed to creativity and craft. She knits fairly badly and sometimes sews aprons.
Workshop: “The Basics of Product Styling and Photography”
Lara Hutton has worked as a magazine stylist for over 14 years. Lara has had an extensive career working as a fashion editor, fashion director and style editor for Australia’s leading magazines, such as Marie Claire, Sydney Morning Herald’s Sydney Magazine, Home Beautiful and B Magazine. She is also a regular contributor to Inside Out, Country Style and Madison. Heidi Adnum lives in sunny Newcastle, Australia, with her husband. She works as a photographer, picture researcher, author, and crafter of Good Will Bunting®. Heidi’s first book, The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos, was released earlier this year. She has also written a popular series for the Etsy blog, “Photography Tips with Heidi Adnum.”
Etsy Success Sydney is presented as part of the Vivid Ideas program at Vivid Sydney 2012 (25 May — 11 June), a festival of light, music and ideas, and a major celebration of our creative industries.