Jan Kruger - Artist, Jan designs

Jan Kruger, Artist

I formally started my business, Jan designs, in 1979 and I am still creating and loving it 39 years later!

(My business name, Jan designs, uses a small “d” because it is a verb, signifying the continual act of designing.)

 In high school I started taking design and drawing classes and took my first calligraphy class.  I could combine my love of words and quotations with design and color!

I went on to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington where  I majored in Graphic Communications with a minor in art.

I specialize in custom calligraphy and illustration, wedding invitations, favorite poems or letters given to me by customers, greeting cards for special occasions, hand made books and a line of sayings on paper and canvas.

What inspires me to create are words that touch my heart.  I am an emotional, sensitive person.  I think all artists are.   Without that, we could not create. It is in our souls.  And it is has been my life journey, with all the joy and pain, that has refined and shaped my art.  When people read my work and my sayings, many times it evokes emotion in them.  Many times they cry and tell me their stories.  I have always felt that my art is not just a business but also a ministry as I listen and express my care, love and concern for them.

Lovingly hand lettered with a human touch!