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Do you love art, artists, wine, craft beer, bad jazz? Disrupting one of the oldest markets out there (2nd oldest maybe)? Building awesome products your friends will be jealous of and want to use? If so, we need to talk.
Who is Artsicle? We’re a small team working out of Dogpatch Labs (NY) and dedicated to shaking up who buys art and how they find it. Our new site launched recently and hastakenoff. We’re ready to grow and are looking for the right people to grow with us.
What’s in it for you? An opportunity to learn about the intersection of art and tech first hand, build something world changing, exposure to tons of other startups, mentors, investors – and to have a ton of fun in the meantime.
How does this work? First we meet you and like you. We’re looking to build a team we all enjoy hanging out with. Join us in the office (read: free snacks), work remotely, or do a bit of both. We’ll make it work.
And hey, if we all get along we might just ask you to stick around fulltime.
Check out the descriptions below and shoot us a note if one catches your eye. Tell us why you’re the guy or gal for us, why you’re excited about Artsicle, and generally why you rock. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Community Manager & Curator
Passionate about art and have an eye for great talent? Meet tons of emerging artists, curate kick ass pop-up shows, and help new collectors fall in love with art…
Recruit & screen new artist applicants
Make studio visits to meet artists in person, & sign on the best of the best
Curate pop-up shows & corporate spaces across NYC
Represent Artsicle to the community & find new partnership opportunities
Curatorial, art history, MFA experience a plus here
Marketing & Social Media Manager
Want to help develop a brand without any BS corporate rules? Social media maven/ninja with vision? With us you can…
Own, manage, & write for Artsicle’s “collecting art” blog
Start conversations with customers on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else you think we should be (Perk: having read @GaryVee’s Thank You Economy)
Maintain a fun, authentic voice for yourself & the Artsicle brand
Bring your vision for our social strategy & work with the dev team to make it happen
Get your hands dirty in event planning, schwag creating, and other real life stuff
Operations & Business Development
Do you think big picture, with an eye for the details? Help develop our world domination plans from the bottom up….
Research & develop partnerships to expand our brand & physical reach
Think “outside the box” – literally – on packaging & branding ideas
Be a key player in our customer & artist relationship building
Experience with shipping, warehousing, etc. a plus
Designer / Front End Developer
You play with Illustrator in your sleep, touching up details like nobody’s business, and execute them in CSS with ease. And you know exactly what your kind of art collecting site would look like….
Design any & all aspects of the Artsicle site, make it spiffy
Constant improvement of the customer experience until its flawless – become our UI/UX lead
HTML, CSS, or jQuery skills a huge plus.
Excitement to learn more web development also a win
Back end Developer
Sleep coding is both a blessing and a disease – we know, we’ve been there. We’re doing work in the following areas see if any of it sparks your fancy…
Get your hands dirty in Ruby on Rails to help develop the next version of our site.
Excited about the social/interest/taste graphs? Own Artsicle’s recommendation engine to make discovering art fun
Passion for mobile development & APIs? Make our app your own.
Require CS, CE, IS, other relevant degree, or demonstrated programming experience
Any experience with Spree, AWS, or Ecommerce is a plus.
Debuting today in New York, Artsicle is an innovative startup that allows you to rent art and test it out in your home or office before you buy it.
Purchasing art can be an excellent investment, but a difficult one for beginner collectors because of the legwork it involves: gallery visits, artist research and understanding specific market trends. Conversely, selling art can be trying for young artists because galleries are loathe — especially in today’s economic climate — to take risks on lesser-known names and fledgling talent.
New York City innovation community amazing is that the Big Apple is the center of such a diverse range of industries. The new ideas here are not just about technology alone, but they’re disrupting the financial world, entertainment and media, fashion, and commerce, among others. It’s not surprising, therefore, when the art world gets pulled into the innovation boom. There are over 1700 members of the Arts/Tech Meetup, whose founder, Julia Kaganskiy, was profiled as one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company. Last November, Art.sy scored funding from Thrive, Founder Collective, and several prominent angels. Jen Bekman’s20x200 is another venture backed art endeavor, getting money from True Ventures and others to sell fine prints.
Another innovative NYC startup in the art space, Artsicle, is experimenting with a new model to make original pieces more accessable to everyone. Think of it as Netflix for art. You can take an $800 piece like the one above, and rent it for $50 a month—to see if you like it on your wall. If you don’t, you can return it for another, at the same monthly rental fee. Change pieces each season or just on a whim.
“The Pitch” is the first of our series of “Startup Stories” videos about how to build and grow a great entrepreneurial venture. In this episode, founders and investors from Birchbox, SideTour, Proclivity Media, Of A Kind, Artsicle, Warby Parker, OKCupid, Shelby.TV, TechStars and Union Square Ventures share their insights and advice about what it takes to craft a great pitch. Stay tuned for more episodes to come!
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I’m not really into fine art and that kind of stuff, but this seems like a really cool idea! This new service allows users to pay a monthly fee and rent artwork for their own personal enjoyment. Users can switch which piece they have whenever they want, or just keep the same one for awhile. I also probably like this idea because the CEO of the company and I share the same name :) Anyways, this article got me thinking about what other kinds of businesses could piggyback on this same idea of renting things by way of a monthly fee. For example, these services already exist for movies, designer handbags, and now artwork; but what about other products such as cars. The reason I chose cars is because I would really love to take advantage of being able to switch cars whenever I felt like it, especially living in Colorado. Let’s say that this month it’s cold and snowy, obviously I want my 4x4 Jeep to get around. But in a few weeks it’s going to get warmer out, so I would much rather be driving around in a cute little convertible with the top down. This idea is genius (in my opinion). Maybe this is my calling in life, to start a new kind of car ownership/rental service. I could make millions!! (If I see this service pop up anytime in the near future, I’m going to assume that whoever started it stole the idea from me… or if it already exists, I’m going to be real sad)