DWYWR #34: Ellemnop.Art- Supporting Artists, Putting Relationships Before Business, Conspiracy Theories, and Crocs / by Jordan Hefler

Do What You Want Radio | A Podcast for Creatives, Hosted by Jordan Hefler

In this episode, I interview Sensei and his partner Elle about their creative project Ellemnop.Art. We talk about building a virtual art gallery and support system for artists, putting relationships first, and how I feel about conspiracy theories and Crocs.


  • Building a resource for artists

  • Promoting local art via the digital space as well as in-person supportive roles

  • Supporting artists without having them compromise their artistic integrity

  • Needing to feed their creativity and figuring out a business model to do so

  • The hard dance of being an artist and an entrepreneur

  • Why working together is a good balance for both the business and art side of Ellemnop.Art

  • Building an effective business that has longevity

  • Why you should never be the smartest person in the room

  • Why galleries don’t always give artists the proper support and why artists should always read the fine print before working with someone

  • A collaboration they are planning currently with the artist Brent Houzenga

  • Printing on demand/self publishing and how it’s easy but also more expensive for the consumer

  • Their Symposium series and how they are using that to build a network of artists


  • I said I linked where Elle said she liked to get home decor annndddd I accidentally deleted that file and still don’t know SORRY

Keep up with the official launch of Ellemnop.Art and all their happenings at https://ellemnop.art/ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ellemnop.art/ and Instagram @ellemnop.art

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