We had the good fortune of connecting with Joncee Moulder and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joncee, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
The concept of if something “is not broken don’t fix it”. There is truth to that in certain situations, but I do not think that should ever be our first response.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Please tell us more about your career.
Pursuing a career in which my desire to have a creative outlet, has led me through many twists and turns. The best lessons I have learned along the way is to be actively curious. Spend time getting to know new people, partaking in conversations, and listening is never a waste. The more people I interact with, and the more places I experience, contribute, to what shapes and defines me. This continuous evolving process enhances a unique ability to express artistic growth throughout life.
We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about.
I am most excited to be on the front lines of a vision that I am passionate about helping develop, and intrinsically believe in.
THRIFT for GOOD, located in Hurst, Texas is an amazing venue. It is the only thrift store in the country that allows donors choose a charity to receive a percentage, when their donation sells. There are currently 400+ charities that have received over $100,000, from the generosity of the donors.
A second THRIFT for GOOD store is scheduled to open in Denton, Texas by fall of 2022.
USED is MADE HERE, is the wholesale division brand of THRIFT for GOOD. USED is MADE HERE offers boutique stores curated categories that can save an owner/store buyer valuable time. We pull a collection to fit each stores needs and have it ready to walk out the door with them, hand-deliver or ship to them.
New locations are in the works all the time. Currently WALNUT+WISE is scheduled to open in Decatur, Texas spring of 2023.
How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
Life. I have lived life.
If someone was honestly able to say that it was easy to get to where they are professionally, they either have a lot of development left to do, or they are so content with the progress they have made and easily romanticize the past.
Overcoming challenges is reframing how you view them. I love challenges, even failures. They give a baseline for creativity and a clear goal of functionality. Writing and living in Montana the author Thomas McGuane gave me a piece of advice, “if you write something well, take three words out”.
Ask your colleagues, coworkers, friends, teachers, family, or even your competitors what they think you do well, and what you could do better… their answers may surprise you.
Lastly, never be above any task and always treat life as an adventure.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
My brand story is merely a piece of a bigger picture to revolutionize the used goods market. Founders Jennifer Cooper and Taylor Watts, have designed an ecosystem which addresses traditional problems in the used goods market, and generates a boutique experience for shoppers. Our COO, Annaliese Johnston, and myself are the day-to-day facilitators of the growth and expansion for THRIFT 4 GOOD “T4G”, USED is MADE HERE “UiMH”, WALNUT +WISE, as well as our online sales outlets: Poshmark, eBay, and Etsy.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Mornings would start off with lavender lattes at Righteous out on their patio. Leisurely explore the Botanical Gardens, Japanese Gardens then head to the Kimball Cafe to pick up a boxed lunch to enjoy outside on one of the lawns. The Kimball Collection is always free as is The Modern on Fridays. Old Home Supply House and South Main Street make for a great afternoon of exploring and I would highly recommend booking a private candle making workshop at Apothenne. Dallas is also worth a day-trip to The Perot Museum, a fancy lunch at Grange Hall followed by a visit to the Design District or if it is on the weekend brunch at Boulevardier (oysters to share and my favorite is their Poached Egg Salad) and then explore the shops in the Bishop Arts District. Lastly and probably my personal favorite would be to pack a picnic, rent a couple kayaks, and take a cruise on the Trinity River to enjoy a sunset.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Fortunately, my life’s journey has crossed paths with many interesting people, that narrowing down the list of who deserves a dedicated shoutout is challenging.
Personally, my family, always.
Professionally, my first mentor – who is now the Art Director at Virtuoso – Melanie Fowler. She had faith in my potential, trust in my visions, and treated my opinions as her equal. As impeccable as her work always was, Melanie’s confidence in me, gave me the validation to be assured in my work.