Nancy’s true life passion is entrepreneurship and service. A former owner of a direct marketing and advertising firm for 15 years, Nancy dove head-on into dot com mania in 1998 with a visionary new concept for the craft community - an online wholesale art marketplace. IndieMe™ is Nancy’s resulting labor of love, merging her technical skill with the creative innovation needed for craft buyers to do business more efficiently.
Says Nancy on her business vision, "I love my work and am never bored! I know IndieMe™ is making a huge impact on the arts community because we’re meeting a need that was previously ignored. As our company grows, I will continue to place the feedback and recommendations of our artists and retailers at the top of my agenda."
Jackie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communications and over 15 years experience in marketing and graphic design. She has designed marketing material for Fortune 500 companies to small individually owned boutiques and everything in between. She has a background in auditing and worked as a paralegal.
As a fellow artist who spent many years in the wholesale and retail world Jackie knows the arts and crafts world and has a unique ability to help and nurture emerging and established artists. Jackie currently writes articles for both Handmade Business and Smart Retailer magazines. Jackie says, “it’s in my blood to educate and motivate artists. I feel so much joy to see each step of success they encounter.”
Janet says "Being a part of IndieMe™ has been a wonderful experience. I have been involved with art in various ways almost all of my life,through studying, teaching, creating and promoting. I have concentrated on my craft as a painter for 15 years now and have had several shows and have sold my work in several galleries in my area.
In the past 7 years I have owned and worked at galleries that show and sell artists' work. I truly understand from many vantage points how IndieMe™ can and does help artists expand their business and how it creates a terrific tool for the retailer. What an awesome thing it is to be part of a company that promotes and assists the creative soul to thrive and to make a living doing it."
Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Magazine Journalism and Mass Communication. She has over 10 years of experience as a writer, editor and graphic designer. As a tech savvy millennial, she is enthusiastic about digital trends and creating marketing content that will help artists thrive using the IndieMe™ brand.
“I am eager to put my experience and training to work, creating efficient and modern marketing tools that will assist artists in their journey as small business owners. There is nothing more rewarding than to love the work you do and to witness that work positively impact the joy and success of your clients.”
Julie has been working as an Executive Asst / Bookkeeper for the last 26 years, during that time she has served large and small corporations. Dedicated to her field, she has never stopped updating her skills and knows the importance of details and deadlines.
As an art and crafts hobbyist herself, Julie stated, “What a wonderful opportunity to serve on the IndieMe Team, while being surrounded by such amazing talent.”