Ellen Hartwig


Variety is the spice of Ellen’s work life: a professional musician and qualified audio engineer with a creative tech startup underway, experience in digital marketing and a fondness for the unexpected, Ellen is often seen jumping with eyes wide open into new adventures – frequently pulling colleagues, friends and family along for the ride.

While completing her Bachelor of Music, Ellen dove headfirst into entrepreneurship – taking out first place at QUT CEA’s inaugural Startup Weekend for Creative Tech with her startup Shario Music. The Shario team has since built a beta offering and are trialing across Brisbane!

On any given night you can find Ellen jamming or gigging at some of Brisbane’s musical hotspots, including Brooklyn Standard, Empire Hotel, The Brightside and Greaser.

This plethora of experiences suits Ellen’s role with QUT CEA snugly – with her startup knowhow, proclivity for creativity and desire to drive success in those around her, supporting a community as creative and warm as that of The Coterie comes naturally.