Welcome to the eclectic, electric world of Ikigai Labs, where creativity and curation aren't just buzzwords, they're our lifeblood. We're all about that "ikigai," a Japanese concept that blends passion, skill, and reward, and we've stamped this ethos all over our love for fine art.

Creating, curating, collecting: it's our jam. We're all about encouraging talented artists to play around with traditional and digital forms, throwing out sparks of innovation that set the art world ablaze. But hey, we don't stop at just making beautiful things; we're also about nurturing the talent behind it. That's why our north star is investing in artist residencies, where creators can let their imaginations run wild.

Now, let's talk marketplaces. We've got our own art gallery—because why not? It's a place where our artists feel seen, secure, and supported. No knock-offs, no funny business, just pure, unadulterated artistic respect. We’re about art first.

Sure, we've got our fingers on the pulse of the digital, but we're also about that bricks-and-mortar life. The artist residencies aren't just places for our artists to create and crash; they're a testament to our commitment to art, a solid foundation for our valuation, and, frankly, they’re pretty cool spaces to hang out in.

Treading the path blazed by pioneers like Cryptopunks and Art Blocks, we're not here for the rat race. We're here to make our mark on the art world canvas, creating, celebrating, and living art, all day, every day. So, join us on this art-venture. Ikigai Labs: where art's not just what we do, it's who we are.

Updated team summary:

The DNA of Ikigai Labs pulses with the energy of a diverse team, each contributing their unique expertise and a dash of fun to the mix.

At the helm, we have our founder, Yves, the visionary who is always a step ahead in the ever-evolving NFT and crypto art scene. Yves has a knack for marrying sound business strategy with a genuine passion for art, giving Ikigai Labs its distinctive character.

Our technological wizard, Roy, serves as our CTO. A hackathon-winning full-stack developer, Roy fortifies our operations with top-notch tech solutions while keeping our digital infrastructure smooth and efficient. His wizardry ensures that Ikigai Labs remains at the forefront of innovation in the world of digital art.

Our core creator, Dimitri Daniloff, breathes life into our artworks. His exceptional skills allow him to infuse technology and creativity in ways that birth unique, captivating pieces that truly represent the Ikigai Labs brand.

Florence Moll, our renowned curator, is at the heart of our artist residency program. Florence's keen eye for talent and her knack for fostering vibrant, productive environments keep us connected to a network of exciting and diverse artists.

Finally, there's Katrien, our tireless manager who keeps the Ikigai Labs machine well-oiled and running efficiently. From engaging our community on Discord servers to handling operational details, Katrien ensures everything ticks along smoothly.

Each of these vibrant individuals contributes to making Ikigai Labs more than a company—it's a spirited, lively community. Under the visionary leadership of Yves, with Roy's technical prowess, Dimitri's creative genius, Florence's curatorial acumen, and Katrien's diligent management, we're not just pushing boundaries—we're creating waves of innovation and having a fantastic time while at it!