Interior designers have a never-ending need for new art. Well, we have found an amazing company that provides not only beautiful artwork, but a beautiful cause that you and your clients will fall in love with. While you may be surprised who the artists are, this social-good company provides a wide range of high-end style and most of all, a fresh, avant-garde outlook on art that you will not find anywhere else. Enter WunderKid, a new online startup, which offers raw talent, purpose, and the opportunity to make dreams come true.
Meet WunderKid, Your New Resource for Beautiful Artwork for a Beautiful Purpose!
Wunderkid is a social enterprise that works to alleviate the financial burden of higher education by empowering young artists to harness their creative mastery, sharpen their technical ability and tap into their entrepreneurial spirit. Wunderkid’s platform showcases more than 30 extraordinarily talented artists from around the world. With each sale, Wunderkid contributes to the artist’s tuition fund.
The company is on a mission to provide support for the next generation of leading edge artists. “We love discovering artists with unique perspectives,” states founder, Denise Troy. “These artists possess such extraordinary abilities and inherent gifts. I know we are cultivating the next great artists of our time.” The site features an expansive selection of artwork on the site, including original art and limited edition prints. Wunderkid hosts pop-up gallery events throughout Los Angeles and Orange County featuring the art from these prolific students.
The success of these Wunderkids is paramount to the company, and its support not only allows artists to nurture their creative voices, but also provides them with opportunities such as heightened recognition on a global scale, career mentorship, and improved access to education.
How it Started:
Even as a little girl, Denise Troy, knew she was a creative. She practiced dance out of Kansas City until heading off to New York University to study graphic design. At 21 years-old, she traveled to Baltimore to dance in the film Step Up. After wrapping the film, a bright-eyed Troy set her sights on Los Angeles, where she would forge her way as a choreographer and entrepreneur.
Today, Troy’s main focus is to connect with and inspire as many creatives as possible through her social good company, Wunderkid. The company is on a mission to provide support for the next generation of leading edge artists. “We love discovering artists with unique perspectives,” states founder, Denise Troy.
“These artists possess such extraordinary abilities and inherent gifts. I know we are cultivating the next great artists of our time.”
The site features an expansive selection of artwork on the site, including original art and limited edition prints. In addition, Wunderkid hosts pop-up gallery events throughout Los Angeles and Orange County featuring the art from these prolific students.
Troy realized that our current system often left our youth to fend for themselves on their creative journey. Academic programs were repeatedly granted more funds while creative and performing arts programs received cutbacks. Schools championed academic achievement, while allowing imagination and creativity to become afterthoughts.
After years of teaching and motivating youth through choreography, Troy decided that it was time to make a bigger impact, to impart the importance of imagination and artistry on a larger scale. “After years teaching, I’d begun to recognize that my passion wasn’t confined solely to dance. Rather, dance was merely a vehicle to my true calling…inspiring others to connect to their creative self,” Troy said. And so came the birth of Wunderkid. “All of a sudden I have kids all over the world who have realized their creative capacity and that their dreams are possible,” said the female entrepreneur. “I hope that, through this process, I can impart everything I’ve learned about the creative process to as many individuals as possible and help others achieve a connection to their creative self.”
Looking into the future, Troy hopes to expand the reach of her business, to promote artists across the disciplines. “We all have creativity within us,” she explained. “My goal is, with Wunderkid specifically, to be able to reach the broader scope of the creative field to include dancers, fashion designers or any discipline that invokes the creative self.”
But in the meantime, the committed creative will continue to encourage the simple notion that each of us has an original voice, saying, “The way we see the world is what makes us beautiful, and the more we realize that, the more comfortable we can be in our own skin.”
The company is excited to offer an exclusive offer for all Design Campus members.
Use promo code DESIGNCAMPUS to receive 20% off your original art or art print order. If you’d like to place a large order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a custom pricing package.
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Check out just some of the wunderful creations from these young artists and make sure to see Original Prints available on wunderkid.co!