Janet Gwen Designs encourage and highlight unfiltered creativity by challenging the social standards of art. We strive to make a statement by using bold colors and textures on traditional and non traditional surfaces. We create one-of-a kind pieces of art for those customers who appreciate the little details it takes to pull it all together. We make your hustle beautiful, one art infused piece at the time. We want to start conversations, create real life connections, and inspire you in your wildest dreams. We are here to cheer you on every step because we know you got this!
(The Janet Behind Janet Gwen Designs)
Hello! I’m Janet, a twenty something entrepreneur who decided to take a different route in life. It was never my dream to go to college or take a traditional path in life. I knew I wanted so much more than that. I did try college and dropped out. So to whoever was about to say ‘don’t knock it till you try it’, well I tried it and ‘dropped’ it. (haha, no? Okay moving along.) It’s not for everyone; if it was your path I have the uttermost admiration for you! I, however, had a strong passion for creating things and painting. Texture, depth, and color are what make my heart sing.
Funny enough, Janet Gwen Designs started when I was in high school. First known as Sincerely JQH, then MadebyJH, then finally what you know it as Janet Gwen Designs. You can say my business had a bit of an identity crisis. Anyways, my mom gave me my first ever phone case. It was not a pretty sight for sure. It was something she had picked up from the flea market. I was 17 and broke, so I had no money to buy a new one. I was taking art class a lot, and hung out in art class whenever I had a free moment. Mr. Gander, my art teacher, showed me some artwork print (I wish I remember who!), and I was immediately inspired by the swirls of colors; then I though what if I added more texture and depth? It started on paper, but I was looking at my phone case…well you can guess what happened. I painted my phone case! This technique can be seen in a lot of the original phone case designs! I stopped when I graduated through, and went to college along with 3 part time jobs over time. For the next 2 years, my entire life was all about work and school. I was wholeheartedly unhappy. I decided I couldn’t live my whole entire life this unhappy and unsatisfied. I decided I wanted more and would no longer settle for anything less. So at 19, in June of 2014, I opened my Etsy Shop and learned every thing I could about running an online business. Thank you Google for showing me the way!
I never could have imagined it would turned out to be what it is today. I am every so grateful that I get to do what I love and live my dream every day with the support of my amazing boyfriend and team.
I create products, not to sell products, but with other bosses in mind! I want to inspire and encourage people to chase after their own dreams. I want every one to have the opportunity to live their dreams, whatever it may be, like I am blessed to do.