I’m Michelle Millichip, and I’m a

Technology Illuminator and Implementor.

I’ll be your guide in this new world for creative  and spiritual people – Artisantopia.

Artisantopia is where technology, creativity and spirituality meet. My mission is to help Artisantopians share their gifts with the world.

If you have an idea, but you’re not sure how to implement it – I can help. My superpower is being able to take a vision and craft it into a thriving online presence. I do that through semi-custom websites here on Artisantopia.com, or fully custom websites on MichelleMillichip.com.


Artisan – noun

a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.

Utopia – noun

1. an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.

2. an ideal place or state.

3. any visionary system of political or social perfection.

(source www.dictionary.com)

So, Artisantopia is all about a new world for artisans. It’s about me helping you to create your own space in this exciting new world.


A bit more about Michelle:

I’m an Australian living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (thanks to my Kiwi husband).

My greatest personal achievement and greatest source of joy are my 2 gorgeous children aged 6 yrs and 4 yrs old (as at Feb 2013).

Professionally my background is in Information Technology and administration. I have a Bachelor of Information Technology degree majoring in Online Media, I have 15 years experience working in IT departments and managing the IT department of medium-sized companies and I have been actively using and contributing to the Internet since 1996.

Being creative is an essential part of me, if I’m not making something I feel lost and well, a little bit twitchy! I remember my Mum teaching me to sew and knit and my Grandma teaching me calligraphy and crochet from when I was about 6. I have dabbled in all sorts of creative pursuits, but my most favourite and the ones I continue to work on today are making jewellery using silver and semi-precious gems, sewing and knitting. I have tested the online marketplace for selling my creations and I am currently preparing for a local market. I actively participate in online communities and conversations.

Through Artisantopia I will tie together all my areas of expertise and interest to support artisans wanting to get the most out of the wonderful resource the Internet can be, including tutorials and tips for those wanting to take their creations to the world.

I would love to hear from you! There are so many ways to contact me, please use your preferred method via my Contact page.