In 2001 while attending The Myers School of Art, Alex Draven participated in the annual holiday sale for credit in a Metalsmithing class. A limited amount of silver cast jewelry was made with the intent to be marketed to the Gothic sub-culture. What Alex found was that the products he made crossed over all genres and age groups of people and had a successful experience. Year after year, the production line became larger, more diverse, mixing old favorites with new items that moved beyond jewelry all together.
In 2006, after walking out of a bench test for a leading jewelry company, Alex Draven legitimized Exquisite Corpse Boutique. Since then, Exquisite Corpse Boutique has been growing by word-of-mouth, sponsoring events, and magazine advertisements/interviews.