lets change the world

At Orangenius, we believe that every artist or creative can achieve success when armed with the right resources. We built Artrepreneur to empower members of the creative economy, both individuals and organizations, with the tools, insights, and resources to help you manage the various complexities of business.

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

Orange is the color of creativity.  It also means joy, energy confidence, freedom and success. All the forces that compel us to create are embodied in this color. And as for the word genius … who doesn’t want to be a genius of their craft!  So why not combine the two words into one.

Orangenius®

Grace Cho

Grace Cho

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.

Steve Schlackman

Steve Schlackman

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.

Robert Schlackman

Robert Schlackman

Technology

 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 Flanagan

Kate Flanagan

Operations

 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.

Priyanka Ashok

Priyanka Ashok

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.

Jenifer Simon

Jenifer Simon

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.

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