Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

A Gallery Director Turned Pattern Maker Goes Online with Print on Demand

5ive-On Designs has only been in business since 2020, originally creating prints for masks and clothing, but owner Patti recognized that in order to expand her market she needed to create an eCommerce store.

by Somera Muzaffar November 28, 2022
Expanding into the Digital World

Built on a tradition of parametric design and sustainability, DSS Studio aims to expand (pun intended) its eco-futuristic structures into the digital landscape with ShopHERE powered by Google.

by Aidan Astridge October 19, 2022
Turning a Passion for Art and Calligraphy into a Business

Marie- Andree Brisson, preferably known as Mabz is an artist and the owner of Chalked by Mabz, based in Ottawa, Ontario.

by Ariane Ignacio September 21, 2022
A Life Passion Turned Into A Career

Gayle Kabloona is the creative mind behind Uyagaqi, an Ottawa-based artist and business that sells beautiful handmade prints, and ceramics inspired by Inuit culture.

by Dimas Chirinos August 15, 2022
Reaching a Larger Customer-Base by Moulding an Online Business

The ShopHERE program provided Dunlop the support she needed to implement eCommerce for Teresa Dunlop Ceramics after the COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses such as hers to temporarily halt the operations of their brick-and-mortars.

by Michelle Chen August 10, 2022
Elevating Spaces One Art Piece at a Time

Located in Oshawa, Ontario Pink Brushes offers original pieces of art hand painted by owner Tracy Davidson. Along with offering paintings, Pink Brushes also offers quality prints and custom-designed wall murals.  

by Shanna Alliman July 27, 2022
Give Life A Sparkle With Chunky Glitter Company

Kristen Butryn is a crafter who finds joy in buying craft supplies, and is enthusiastic about adding some sparkle to life. She took advantage of the ShopHERE Program to launch her business Chunky Glitter Company online.

by Digital Main Street January 17, 2022
A Conversation About Life Regrets Leads To A Path Of Art

After a conversation with a friend on their 55th birthday, Miriam Traher decided to pursue life without regrets by becoming an artist. The ShopHERE program helped Miriam bring her passion online to share her paintings with people around the world.

by Digital Main Street November 23, 2021
Explore The Expressive Voice Of Colour With Szonja’s Studio

Szonja Vucsetics is a Hungarian-Canadian artist and art educator based in Toronto, Ontario exploring our relationship to land as the place that holds our stories.

by Digital Main Street November 17, 2021

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