Recently, I announced the open call for entries for the 2017 Indie Business Network Artisan Product of the Year Awards. Our winners will be announced soon. In the meantime, I'd like you to become acquainted with our panel of curated Influencer Judges.
Earlier this month, I introduced you to Patrice Grell Yursik and Jade Huang. Today, I'm pleased to announce Jennifer Moreau, Community Director at Indie Craft Parade, an annual festival featuring Makers from across the southeastern United States. Jennifer is also part of the founder's team at Dapper Ink, a screen print and design shop in Greenville, South Carolina, specializing in printed apparel. Here is more about Jen.
- Jennifer is highly Maker focused.
Along with her colleagues, Erin Godbey and Lib Ramos, Jennifer is an expert in southern craft. Together, they created a series of craft related events and seminars held in Greenville through out year. The Indie Craft Parade is an annual maker show, which also features a 12-day Holiday Pop Up Shop each year in December. Makers Summit is an annual business conference for creatives. Everything is hosted in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Jen believes in hand crafted.
Craft excites Jen. That's one reason why she and her team insist that anything sold at Indie Craft Parade be made by the person actually selling it at the show. It cannot be mass produced. It has to be crafted by hand, “the way it used to be,” as Jen and her partners say. This facilitates real communication between people and brands, a piece of the economic pie for which there is no online substitute.
Jennifer truly appreciates craft, and the role hands play in it, so she is the perfect person to assess all aspects of the products our members make, from the product to the packaging, to the overall brand aesthetic.Meet Jennifer Moreau, co-founder of @dapperink and Community Director of @makersco_ and #indiecraftparade.Click To Tweet
Donna Maria, Indie Business Network
Check out The Makers Summit here.
Visit Dapper Ink here.
If you are inspired and motivated by Jennifer's approach to craft and all things made with people's hands, do share in the comments below. And, of course, I appreciate every single share on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.