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As our community grows, so will our offerings: It’s our commitment to support our members and member organizations throughout their evolutions, providing more tools and opportunities at every turn. By joining Artrepreneur, you’ll be sharing your creative efforts and connecting with thousands of others who are just like you – curious, driven, and courageous. The genius behind Orangenius? That’s you.
Why the NAme
Founder / CEO
Grace founded Orangenius on the premise that artists were lacking the necessary tools and resources they needed to thrive in the creative economy. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services, media and entertainment, and private equity industries, Grace has transformed global business units at GE Capital, NBCU, and Nielsen. Skilled at taking conceptual initiatives and turning them into $100 million businesses, Grace founded Orangenius to assist independent, working artists in building their own creative empires. Inspired by visionaries like Richard Branson, Walt Disney, and Ralph Lauren, Grace’s vision for the creative economy encapsulates her singular mission: to do away with the myth of the ‘starving artist’ and empower future generations of creators. In between leading a team of creatives and strategic development of art industry partnerships, Grace can be found cooking for friends or dabbing a paintbrush.
Product Innovation and Marketing
Steve is responsible for the strategic planning for Artrepreneur products from product development to UX/UI implementation. A former New York advertising executive and intellectual property attorney, Steve’s experience encompasses advertising, web and software development, graphic design and marketing. A digital wunderkind and a fine artist whose photographic work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, and Istanbul, Steve has the full-cycle creative vision to execute indispensable Artrepreneur features for member artists. In his spare time, you can find Steve taking pictures in far-flung locations or sharpening his guitar skills on a 1986 Epiphone Sheraton.
Rob is the force behind building our revolutionary platform for the global creative economy. He left a senior role at a Wall Street firm to take on the challenges of the art community. Along with his team of web developers, Rob is using his 25 years of technical experience to build a modern, sophisticated and visually captivating platform that utilizes the latest web technologies. Part Executive, part Geek, and part Artrepreneur, Rob applies unbridled creativity to his coding techniques.
Kate manages partnerships with leading art institutions across the country. Her experience in working with partners on co-marketing programs and organizing global events help to drive engagement with our relationships. An interior design aficionado, Kate dabbles in designing spaces in her spare time.
UI / UX Design
Liking what you see on Orangenius? You can thank Priyanka for that. The coder behind our platform’s artist-inspired functions, Priyanka was a software developer for a Bangalore-based startup prior to joining Orangenius. With experience building a company’s web presence from the ground-up, Priyanka is sensitive to the needs of working artists looking to get their digital presence up and running. A musician and avid traveler, Priyanka focuses on juggling her multiple personalities as efficiently as possible.
Business Development and Outreach
Jenifer Simon directs our Business Development and Outreach, connecting us with art schools and creative organizations. She brings 18 years of experience as a strategic arts administrator, educator, evaluator, researcher, and certified training and development specialist for the public and private sectors.