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My Recent ArtCorgi Experience

September 25, 2014

A designer’s experience having a portrait of himself and his dog lola made through ArtCorgi.

My ArtCorgi author portrait

August 9, 2014

A client’s experience commissioning an epic author portrait via ArtCorgi

Artist commissions with ArtCorgi – Web Fiction Guide Forums

June 2014

Testimonial from client Chrysalis about a site banner commissioned from Railgunner via


With ArtCling, You Can Commission Art That Sticks To Your Walls

September 11th, 2014

TechCrunch covers the launch of ArtCorgi’s new site,, made in partnership with Walls360.

ArtCling: Democratizing the Art World One Wall Graphic at a Time

September 11th, 2014

Tech Cocktail covers ArtCorgi’s launch of

ArtCling Launches Custom Wall Art and On-Demand Artist Murals

September 11th, 2014

Walls360 announces its partnership with ArtCorgi with the launch of

About ArtCorgi

ArtCorgi + Startup Hound

August, 2017

An interview with ArtCorgi on Startup Hound.

Japanese anime grabbed the hearts of Americans! Digital art business is born

September 10th, 2014

An article in Nikkei Business Publications covering ArtCorgi’s origins, inspiration, and inner workings

With Origins in a Marriage Proposal, ArtCorgi is a Platform for Original Illustrations

August 18, 2014

GeekInsider features ArtCorgi as a great site for geeks to commission original fan art and fantastic gifts.

Startup Story #4: Simone on How ArtCorgi is Making Original, Commissioned Art Accessible

June 11, 2014
Thanks to technology and drive to invent something new, the concept of Commissioned Art has taken over the stereotypical ways of saying that you care. All you need to do is ask your favourite artist to create a customized artwork for you according to your specifications. You can also use it to bestow customized and one-of-a-kind gift to your loved ones, and tell them how much they mean to you. But where will you find these artists from?

500 Startups Announces the 29 Batch 9 Accelerator Participants

May 1, 2014

These are just a few of the ideas that Bay Area startups will be working on in the new 500 Startups batch announced on Wednesday…

500 Startups Accelerator Announces its Ninth Batch of Companies and Two new EIRs – TechCrunch

April 30, 2014

500 Startups yesterday announced the companies that will be participating in Batch 9 of their accelerator program. The startups will be working out of 500 Startups’ Mountain View headquarters, and there will be two new entrepreneurs in residence…

Money ArtCorgiWhat’s in 500 Startups’ new batch? Tinder for older dates, custom art, prepaid Bitcoin cards and more

April 20, 2014

The 500 Startups Accelerator keeps rolling along. Now about two years old, the program is already on its ninth batch of participating companies. It’s also added a couple of entrepreneurs-in-residence to help out with the startups that have signed…

ArtCorgi the art commissioning marketplace

February 13, 2014

(In Japanese) TechWatch covers ArtCorgi and its growth while in 500 Startups

Gift Delivery ArtCorgiArt Fans Support (Fan)Artists, get Great Gifts via ArtCorgi

January 29, 2014

General comments on ArtCorgi

Starting a Business? Don’t Forget the Romance -r reddit Wedding Proposal

January 21, 2014

Proving that all truly great ideas come from the deepest bowels of Reddit, the couple made famous by that Reddit proposal last summer has just launched a website for commissioning personalized artworks. Welcome to 2014. The site, which debuted…

Viral Reddit proposal inspires commissioned pop art site ArtCorgi

January 16, 2014

PALO ALTO — Recently engaged Bay Area couple and business partners Malcolm Collins and Simone Smith will launch next week an online marketplace for commissioned art from illustrators and pop artists. On, buyers can request custom…

ArtCorgi launches to allow art fans to commission unique pieces online

January 16, 2014

Q&A with ArtCorgi co-founder Simone Collins.

ProductHunt post by Robert Shedd

January 16, 2014

Simone Collins’s husband, Malcolm Collins, proposed to her on reddit using 21 commissioned artworks, including this one.Credit: Jolly-Imp. Simone Collins is founder and chief operating officer of ArtCorgi, a company that helps people commission…

Of Course the Reddit Proposal Couple Made a Corgi-Themes Art Site

January 15, 2014

General comments on ArtCorgi

Reddit-Betrothed Couple Launches Startup Based on the Experience

January 15, 2014

Six months ago, they were a couple of crazy kids celebrating their wedding engagement on a Reddit Advice Animals thread that went viral. These days, Malcolm and Simone Collins are a power couple launching their first startup together. Launching…

Couple engaged through memes launches ArtCorgi: Your marketplace for nerd art

January 15, 2014

Now the Internet-famous couple has channeled those passions into building a startup called ArtCorgi, which connects people with up-and-coming digital artists to buy and commission their work.

ArtCorgi Streamlines The Art Commissioning Process With Its New Marketplace

January 14, 2014

All startups have an origin stories of some sort, but for ArtCorgi, it’s both about the beginning of the company and the engagement of its co-founders. That’s right, it’s a startup run by an engaged team of Malcolm (CEO) and Simone (COO) Collins….

ArtCorgi Guest Posts

5 Ways to Design a Book Cover

Writer’s Fun Zone
October 9, 2014

An overview of five methods one can employ to create a high quality book cover.

The Advantages of Author Portraits

Jane Friedman’s Blog on Authorship
September 23, 2014

A discussion of the advantages painted or illustrated author portraits may have over photographs (or no portraits at all)

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