After ten years in the visual effects and design industries, Jan decided to go back to her greatest interest: furniture making.
Jan has always loved making furniture. "As far back as I can remember I would have a favourite chair, or table, or wooden box. Little pudgy toddler legs trying to climb into my grandfather's wooden armchair. In fact, I may have been one of the only eleven year olds around to ask for a desk for Christmas, or a wooden floor for my thirteenth birthday."
As it turned out, it was the conjunction of visual creativity and problem solving within technical parameters that interested Jan - solve a problem and make it look good. This love of problem solving and design led to the pursuit of a degree in Industrial Design and after gaining this and a Masters degree in 3D Animation and Motion Graphics, creating designs, animations and visuals for TV, films and advertising in the visual effects and design industries for ten years.
But the physical skill that comes with making and prototyping furniture has always been Jan's greatest interest and after completing training with the prestigious Williams and Cleal Furniture School, Jan launched her own furniture making business.