going for a new  look


heyyyyy, it's me!


A Jewrican, Sagittarius Hell's Kitchen native, who's preferred beverages are whiskey & chai lattes.  Terri Frohman Founded Handmade in Brooklyn Collective Inc. in 2015. Currently living and working in Brooklyn, she is a full-time Mixed Media Artist, Coach, Speaker, Educator and Mentor. 


SUNY New Paltz & NYU Alumnus, Terri was a successful Art Educator and administrator for over a decade. She represented the NYC & NYS Board of Arts Education Association, taught grades K-12, led educational workshops and initiated a variety mentorship programs for new educators. 


In 2015, she began a new professional chapter as a full-time mixed media artist and Founder of Handmade in Brooklyn. She participated in events and other opportunities that would develop her skill set as a professional artist in business and women-owned, small business owner. As challenging as it was and with little guidance on how to BE an artist in business, Terri gathered other creatives from these events and cultivated a strong community of women-owned artists in business, hence Handmade in Brooklyn Collective was born.


Currently, Terri has dedicated her career to empowering artists in business through private coaching, consulting and mastermind programs for emerging artists looking to transition out of their corporate positions and those looking to elevate their careers as a professional artist. 

HMB is the sisterhood I've always wanted and needed in order to survive being a freelancer, artist and new business owner.

I do it all...just like you
I will continue to build strong community ethics among women in business, lead by example when it comes to building authentic relationships and provide resources to help others make their passions a profession. 

Guess what?

You DON'T need me because you don't know how to make art. You have a unique value to add to the world. DUH


  • You need me to help you get your butt into gear & hold you accountable. 

  • You need me to teach you the things our typical educational system or freelance world didn't.

  • You need me to provide you with shortcuts to managing the BUSINESS side so you can focus on making art. 

  • You need me to help you navigate the challenges with ACTIONABLE steps.

  • You need me to expand your CEO skill set and create a PLAN. 

  • You need me because as a valuable thought partner that WILL push you to absolute success. 

  • You need me to help you BE the THRIVING ARTIST not starving artist.

What they said...


Lindsey Cherek Waller, Contemporary Painter

I've sold over $7k since I started the program and it's specifically because of how I've shown up for my clients and potential clients since starting the program.

This was a really eye-opening experience that supported me in my process of getting my shit together. This program helped me take my work to the next level.


Natalie Drake-Maurer,
HMB Artist in Residence

I joined HMB as a photo intern a year ago and in that time I have come to look at the collective as a sort of home away from home. There is far more that is shared during the monthly meetups than just arts and business- we support each other through our struggles as humans in this world and also celebrate the triumphs. Terri allows for all our voices to be heard and has pushed me to grow in ways I did not even know I wanted. 


Robin Erfe, Jeweler

When I met Terri, I knew she was genuine and cared deeply about helping women find success. As soon as we started working together through career counselling, I felt like she understood me. She pinpointed the areas where I needed help and customized our career sessions for me. My biggest fear around my career stems from how overwhelming it all can be. Terri saw that and devised a plan to help me break down and organize my goals in actionable and attainable ways.


Sarah J. Worthington,
Mixed Media Artist

l would never have imagined the leaps and bounds in confidence l would experience working with Terri let alone the practical applicable knowledge I would gain —some of which I didn’t even realize I needed. It was 100% worth making an investment in a coach and furthermore an investment in my future as an artist in business.

While working with Terri I have been able to shift from a person who was afraid to call herself an artist to a person who is proud to call herself so.


Laura Cannon,
Landscape Painter

Terri helped me see that I have what it takes to have a successful career as an artist. I was struggling until we starting working together and she gave me the business tools and confidence that art school did not give me.

Confidence! The second I started seeing my work sell consistently (and not commissions) I felt like becoming a full-time artist was a realistic goal, not just a dream.

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Erick Mota, Painter

Terri is very professional, doesn’t waste time, and gets down to business to address your needs. She offers real solutions after finding out specifically what the needs of the clients are.

While auditing website, she offered solutions to fix it, taking her time to address each area of concern.