My name is Janie.
I am an author and illustrator based in Los Angeles.
My art is a deeply personal exploration of life, emotional intelligence, and that strange feeling you get when you look up at the moon and think, “Fuck… Neanderthals looked at that too…”
I create a lot of different things, but most of it is about the complexities of our inner worlds. I’m fascinated by the quiet little moments that make up our day-to-day living. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good, old-fashioned “life defining moment”, but I feel like most of life is made up of the in-between moments. That’s where I like my art to live too. In the dark matter of life.
And I believe that art is most powerful when it’s personal and perhaps funny, so I don’t hold back.
Away from my studio, I work in the entertainment industry creating ad campaigns for movies and TV.
When I’m not creating, you can find me doing no-gi Brazilian jiu jitsu, or at my gym doing strength and flexibility training. Other notable interests include: birds, reading, video games, my cat (Bug!), and all 10 billion of my houseplants.
If you have any questions or would like to just reach out and say hi, please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be very excited to talk.
P.S. I no longer accept personal commissions, sorry! At this time, I am only open to commercial or publishing opportunities.
Thank you for understanding!