Speaking & Events

Arianne manning an Expert Lab booth at Nearly Impossible, September 20 2014

Arianne manning an Expert Lab booth at Nearly Impossible in San Francisco. Photo © Nearly Impossible

Upcoming Events

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Current Online Classes

Introduction to Strategic Store Content
Shopify Compass Course
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Best Practices for Social Media for COVID-19 Always
Aeolidia webinar, with Stacey Trock
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Email Marketing: a Vital Marketing, Sales, and Communication Strategy for Ecommerce
Aeolidia webinar, with Helen Hulskamp
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Building a Solid, Strategic Foundation For Your Brand to Weather Tough Times
Aeolidia webinar, with Ann Parker
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New year, new site design: Store audits with expert Arianne Foulks
Shopify Compass Webinar, with Arianne Foulks
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Arianne Foulks speaking at Dream Rock, 2015

Dream Rock 2015 © Breanne Johnson

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Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia has been speaking directly to creative, design-oriented, product-based businesses for over a decade, and has unique insight into the challenges involved in taking a little business and making it a “big little” business. The Aeolidia community is made up of creative entrepreneurs and makers who are both book-smart and street-smart. These are businesses that are finding ways to grow while staying agile, sustainable, and profitable.

Within the tight niche of creative independent businesses that may have attended a few Renegade Craft Fairs, outgrown Etsy, or partnered with national retailers, Arianne and Aeolidia are well known and trusted, peerless in their breadth of knowledge and wealth of experience.

Arianne is available to speak about creating a living as an artist or designer, on these topics:

  • Ecommerce
  • Branding
  • Content strategy
  • Marketing


I have many video presentations and interviews available to watch and learn from, and you can view our business building video collection here, including teaching appearances with Flourish & Thrive, Lucky Break Consulting, and Maker Mentors.


I’ve saved an archive of my past podcast interviews here, where I share what I know about building a business online, including talks with Tara Gentile at CreativeLive, Dear Handmade Life, Thrive by Design, and Creative Women International.

Past Events

I’ve been honored and delighted to present, teach, and speak at events and courses such as:

  • Shopify Compass Courses
  • Shopify live webinars
  • CreativeMornings FieldTrip
  • The National Stationery Show Maker’s Day
  • Craftcation conference
  • Maker’s Biz online summit
  • Lynda.com’s Web Career Clinic
  • Design*Sponge’s In the Company of Women Book Tour
  • Academy of Handmade’s State of Making summit
  • Seattle Made/ Seattle Good
  • Nearly Impossible
  • Altitude Summit
  • …and many more!


I have been featured in print, which is always a thrill!

  • UPPERCASE magazine columnist
  • A piece written and published in Crafter’s Market book
  • A HOW magazine blurb about our work for a client

Event organizer testimonials:

Thank you so much for joining us at Craftcation and sharing your straight up brilliance with our attendees. I love knowing that when attendees go to your class, that they’ll get solid actionable info from a pro.

-Nicole Stevenson, Craftcation


I am honored to take this opportunity to tell you about having Arianne Foulks as speaker for both the 2013 and 2014 School House Craft Conference held in September annually.

School House Craft offers classes led by the creative community’s most knowledgeable instructors to help small business owners find the information they need to succeed.

Arianne lead classes on best practices for online sales, how to clear your inbox as well as lead quick fire speed coaching events.

I would highly recommend Arianne as a speaker for any upcoming events you may hold for creative business entrepreneurs.

Often the best practices of online sales can seem overwhelming but Arianne always keeps it light, direct and approachable. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and understands the needs and concerns of the maker demographic.

-Andrea Porter


Attendee testimonial:

Hi Arianne,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and insight at Dream Rock. I was most looking forward to hearing from you as we are needing to improve our website and your workshop did not disappoint. I learned so much and felt not only motivated to start but like I had a direction to go in. This week I also googled wholesale pricing and the first suggested option was a blog post from you. That made me smile and it was incredibly insightful. So, even after Dream Rock you are still helping me out. I just wanted to send you my thanks. I really appreciated everything I learned at Dream Rock. Hope you are having a great day.