About

Jersey Indie is a NJ-centric website that showcases and promotes artists, businesses, and creative minds living and working throughout the Garden State via:

and more. 

We've all heard stereotypes about NJ.  "Creative," "talented," "innovative," and "beautiful" are usually not at the top of the list.  The mission of Jersey Indie is to help change the perception of NJ, to make residents and visitors alike excited about the talent that exists here, to encourage people to support local Jersey businesses, buy made-in-Jersey products, and foster a sense of curiosity and pride in NJ's diverse communities, ultimately culminating in a 24/7/365 online channel that showcases the cultural and creative vibrancy of our great state.

One simple request (or two)

Jersey Indie is about shining the spotlight on emerging talent and NJ-based businesses.  It's also about building community and a network of mutual support.  Support your fellow artists and creative neighbors.  Buy someone's album.  Visit someone's establishment.  Compliment an artist.  Follow a startup.  Let your creative neighbors know that someone appreciates what they do.  Pay it forward!

Copyright + Errors

The thumbnail images of featured businesses and/or artists are used for preview purposes only.  All rights belong to the individuals and/or companies featured.  Jersey Indie is meant to shine a spotlight on your business, your work, so if you are listed on JI and you notice an error in information, or if you would like to change the featured link, photo, or description, please send an email to contact@jerseyindie.com.

Who's Behind Jersey Indie? 

My name is Sonia Schnee, Founder and Owner of Jersey Indie.  I am a Morris County resident and freelance video editor on a mission to showcase the wealth of creativity and talent that exists in the Garden State. 

All my life I have loved telling stories.  Before I even knew how to write, I told stories through pictures.  This love for storytelling has carried on throughout my life, and now I want to tell YOUR story.  What inspires you?  What makes you unique?  How can we get people excited about both you and what you do?

My little bit about my background:  I am an AVID Certified Professional Video Editor with a B.A. and High Honors in Film & Media Studies from Dartmouth College, where I received the Maurice H. Rapf Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film & Media Studies.  I have worked in film, television, and the nonprofit sector in both NJ and NY, doing everything from screenwriting to directing, editing, and many other things in between.  I love meeting new people and forming meaningful relationships.  My favorite quote is, "There is no such thing as a boring person. If someone seems boring, you just haven't asked them the right questions yet." Everyone is passionate about something.  Don't be afraid to share your passion with the world!