The conception of INSPIRE+D happened when Jessica [our founder] was in college. She saw a gap in the market for support of the Local Artist / Brand [that wasn't backed by millions of dollars or by the popularity of a last name]. She saw a need to support independent labels, so she made her business plan and waited for the right time and place to bring it to fruition. Jessica started INSPIRE+D in 2014 as an online boutique focusing on small local + national + global artisan lines / brands.
But her dream for INSPIRE+D was much bigger. Through her experience as a Visual Merchandiser + Jewelry Artist herself, she had the opportunity to work in a retail marketplace + also be a merchant. What she saw and experienced there only drove her passion for local art deeper. With a huge move on the horizon she had to wait to have a storefront for INSPIRE+D. Now, seeing all the talent here in Arizona her business partner, Michael and herself are confident that INSPIRE+D will be a huge success for the Artist + the Community.