hi :)


betterish is the beginnings of a brand built by Emily Hope Dobkin —>

With a professional background in non-profit administration, arts education and community engagement, I’ve spent 10+ years creating programs for places and spaces that value making meaningful connections, social bridging, and empowerment via arts and creative experiences.

In 2018 I came upon a fork in my road and have been journeying down the path less explored ever since. I consider myself a ringleader of community building experiences that use D.I.Y. craft and art as social practice to nurture curiosity. and now, I’m craving taking that work to broader audiences and different kinds of venues.

At heart: I’m a mover, maker and collaborative doer who is dedicated to sharing stories, hosting dynamic workshops, and connecting with a wide range of well-beings and well-doings. I am an advocate of facing the everydays by balancing optimism with honesty + embracing challenges with light-heartedness.

I consider myself a possibilitarian on the daily and thrive on exploring the potential of all things.

photos: sarah neighbour

photos: sarah neighbour


In general: I’m into making things move, venturing the earth, spools, nests, oxymorons, ice cream, early morning anything, and getting craftacular for a cause.


( do it betterish )

let’s connect, collab & make something awesome together.


[photo: elizabeth birnbaum]