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Etsy Congratulates RISD Grads

Jul 27, 2011

by Vanessa Bertozzi

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


  • Lowalee

    Lowalee said 6 years ago

    From a fellow etsy store Rhode Islander, I absolutely LOVE to see RISD mentioned in here! :) I am always proud to see our state noticed and recognized for the talent of the studentss who graduate from this school and other schools noted for the specialties earned! I wish you all much success and and hopefully your names will be in everyone's mouth soon enough! Much support, Laura aka: Lowalee's Closet

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago


  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    what a great school to reach out to. etsy, you just keep getting better :)

  • quirkyshop

    quirkyshop said 6 years ago


  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Go RISDteam!!! Congratulations to the 2011 Grads!

  • amberike

    amberike said 6 years ago

    Love the gradzilla card!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 6 years ago


  • lacepetals

    lacepetals said 6 years ago

    great school, great idea... just plain great!

  • storyline

    storyline said 6 years ago

    marvelous idea, congratulations to all!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago


  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Wow. I'd love to join.

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 6 years ago

    Congrats, Grads! Good Luck!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Hats off to the RISD grads!!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 6 years ago

    From one RISD grad to the new RISD grads-welcome aboard-it's a grand adventure!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Congrats !

  • MossPudding

    MossPudding said 6 years ago

    What a great opportunity!

  • MDCInteriors

    MDCInteriors said 6 years ago

    Excellent Opportunity! Look forward to seeing great things!

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 6 years ago

    Super Congratulations RISD graduates! Your Etsy future looks very bright! (thank you danielle & vanessa for including my card!)

  • montgomerycrystalco2

    montgomerycrystalco2 said 6 years ago

    a pratt grad congrats the risd kids!

  • ErieStreet

    ErieStreet said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, to everyone who graduated this semester. Not just RISD students.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    good job grads. you earned it

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand said 6 years ago

    I'll be all ears for this one!

  • RagRugStudio

    RagRugStudio said 6 years ago

    So neat !!!!!!!!!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    I think the Artrepreneur Kit is such a cool idea and I'm proud Etsy is part of it!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    I think the Artrepreneur Kit is such a cool idea and I'm proud Etsy is part of it!

  • tracyburton1009

    tracyburton1009 said 6 years ago

    Amazing idea...way to go etsy!

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals said 6 years ago

    Congratulations graduates. Great job Etsy for reaching out.

  • peacocktaco

    peacocktaco said 6 years ago

    go risd! glad to see my alama mater featured today!!

  • SewingMates

    SewingMates said 6 years ago

    A great opportunity for grads!

  • danielkelly

    danielkelly said 6 years ago

    what a great school to reach out to. etsy, you just keep getting better :) very great site Great job Etsy for reaching out.

  • esmerelda33

    esmerelda33 said 6 years ago


  • StudioDevinat

    StudioDevinat said 6 years ago

    This is great! Thanks Etsy & RISD! Congrats to the newest grads too!

  • RedClayCo

    RedClayCo said 6 years ago

    We've been the beneficiaries of RISD artwork at Red Clay! We had a few students submit wonderful designs to our "Let Summer In" Competition! Awesome to see something similar happening with Etsy, Kickstarter, and Quirky!

  • BeadManiaClothing

    BeadManiaClothing said 6 years ago

    BRAVO Etsy! Way to go! I am a Fashion Designer selling on Etsy and an alumni of ESMOD-PARIS. I hope you will progam similar event with ESMOD-PARIS soon. Thanks

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 6 years ago

    An RIT grad congrats the RISD grads!

  • justbecausejewelry

    justbecausejewelry said 6 years ago

    Congrats to RISD grads!!!! I'm a Rhode Islander and my daughter will attend RISD pre-college this summer!!!!!!!!

  • kawaiisupply007

    kawaiisupply007 said 6 years ago


  • MursBlanc

    MursBlanc said 6 years ago


  • wolfmansmummy

    wolfmansmummy said 6 years ago

    Another reason to mad regret not going to college! Congrats to all~

  • bovinebubbles

    bovinebubbles said 6 years ago

    awesome! congrats

  • McGdesign

    McGdesign said 6 years ago

    Thank you for hosting the lecture on Wed night. I felt so welcomed by the people of Etsy. So nice to meet Vanessa and daniellexo. It was a whirlwind of an experience to be asked as a RISD Alumni '82 to present my Etsy shop. Best Wishes to all the RISD graduates this year!

  • alicerebecca

    alicerebecca said 6 years ago

    yay alma mater! I can't wait to see what this year's grads come up with!

  • adoodle

    adoodle said 6 years ago

    nice! can't wait to get my Artrepreneur Kit! :)

  • misty714

    misty714 said 6 years ago

    congratulations to all the 2011 graduates!!

  • boygirltees

    boygirltees said 6 years ago

    just another RISD chick here - class of 82

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago


  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN said 6 years ago


  • JennaBakerJewelry

    JennaBakerJewelry said 6 years ago

    As a fairly recent graduate myself, I can never get too much advice on how to sell my art. Thanks Etsy!

  • boygirlparty

    boygirlparty said 6 years ago

    love seeing my alma mater and Etsy mentioned in the same breath! class of 02 here. congrats to the new grads!

  • eeksten

    eeksten said 6 years ago

    Yay, RISD! It's nice to see so many other RISD grads finding a home on etsy.

  • lovinganvil

    lovinganvil said 6 years ago

    ¡enhorabuena! xoxo

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 6 years ago

    Coolness, great idea~ Heidi

  • cambriagrace

    cambriagrace said 6 years ago

    Yay for RISD. I am not an alumni (unfortunately) but wish I could get to their grad school...I will find a way one day... Congrats RISD graduates!!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    UPDATE! We are opening this up to all alum, not just 2011 grads!

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