Artist Profile

Ivan ChewIvan is a trained librarian and a self-taught musician. He embraces the Creative Commons principle and advocates the idea of “Musical and Creative Mash-ups”.

The dreamer in him believes that we can change the world–one friend at a time–through creative and social collaborations. His works can be found at

Ivan is the other half of “Starfish Stories :: The Band”. Their band’s collaborative online music albums can be downloaded (for free) at

Having discovered the Instagram app (‘cos he only decided to get an iPhone in 2012) he’s been trying to take what is hopefully beautiful, if perhaps illusory, pictures of where he lives and places he’s had the privilege of visiting.

If Ivan has one last thing to say to the world, he would ramble for quite a bit before saying this: Choices are like belly-buttons; we all have one.