Toronto's GelaSkins is now Nuvango.
An industry leader in artist-designed accessories for iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices, GelaSkins has rebranded to Nuvango and evolved its previously invite-only gallery and production/fulfillment services into a platform for all artists to join.
According to today's announcement, Nuvango is the product of eight years spent developing a premier artist collective under the GelaSkins brand. To date GelaSkins has paid over $2,500,000 in royalties to participating artists.
Nuvango aims to build on that reputation and connect established and up-and-coming artists to a wider audience of design-savvy consumers who are drawn to creative and well-crafted goods. Nuvango will feature more artists, showcase a more diverse catalog of art, and introduce several new product lines in 2014 including apparel and home furnishings.
“The question we’d always hear was ‘how can I get my art up on your site?’ said Drew Downs, Co-Founder and CEO, Nuvango. “We’ve had to turn away dozens of talented artists for every one that we’ve added over the years. Nuvango offers a better experience for more artists than ever before. Our mission is to help artists expose their work to more people and provide them with a way to make a living from their craft.”
The trend to provide artists with a simple platform to sell their work on well-crafted products while gaining exposure to an established community of design lovers is nothing new. Chicago's Threadless is an indsutry leader and recently Ottawa's CanvasPop launched Crated to compete in the space.