Heyo. I’m Elva, I’m Irish, I’m 35. I have a degree in Sculpture & Combined Media from LSAD. After finishing uni, I worked with some of Australia’s best street artists in Melbourne. When I returned to Ireland, I did a course in Graphic Design for print, and went on to work in digital marketing. As well as managing websites for some lovely clients, I also wrote blog content for them, ran their social media channels and worked as editor for a small quarterly magazine.
While doing all that, I did something else that changed my life forever. I founded GirlCrew, a social network app for women, focused on local, spontaneous get togethers. I’ve worked as head of product for the app for the last 5 years.
Want to respond to something I’ve written about, invite me to check out your work (online or IRL) or write for your publication, let me know. I’m particularly interested in seeing and writing about art by women, artists of colour, LGBT+, differently abled and by people who’ve come from poor or working class backgrounds.