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Etsy Congratulates RISD Grads handmade and vintage goods


UPDATE: RISD and we here at Etsy have decided to open the fellowship up to all RISD alum, not just grads of 2011. We can’t wait to see who applies!

You can watch the archived video of this talk here.

In honor of this year’s graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, Etsy is pleased to announce two exciting opportunities. On Wednesday, June 1, we’re presenting a panel for RISD alumni, entitled “New Opportunities to Bring Products to Market,” at the Etsy Labs. This talented panel will consist of Etsy Seller Education Manager Danielle Maveal, a.k.a. daniellexo; Cindy Au, Community Director at Kickstarter; and Gaz Brown, Head of Design at Quirky. We’ll be discussing the ins and outs of these online business models for artists, inventors and designers.

New Opportunities to Bring Products to Market
Wednesday, June 1: 6:30 – 9 p.m. ET
Tune in to our Livestream channel and join in on this discussion!


Hello Etsy + RISD boarding passes, designed and printed by moontreepress.

Each year, RISD gives each graduate an Artrepreneur Kit, and this time Etsy is making an appearance. We’re pleased to welcome RISD graduates into the fold of alumni and the Etsy community! If you’re an alum or student, join the RISD Etsy Team. 2011 graduates are also invited to apply for a special RISD + Etsy fellowship, where the graduate with the most promising shop will be selected to attend the Hello Etsy Summit in Berlin.

We wish the RISD students, and all grads, the best in their new creative endeavors!

RISD Etsy Team

Vanessa Bertozzi is a Senior Manager for Etsy Wholesale, a private, juried section of the Etsy marketplace. Since starting at Etsy in 2007, she has launched the Etsy Blog and led teams focused on seller education and community.