That's me, Janie Walland. Founder and owner of RocketDustDesign! Born in PA and growing up in San Antonio TX has given me more than enough life experience to become the artist I am today. I moved from Texas to pursue my love of art at The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. After Earning my BFA there, I moved on to Sunny (smoggy) California. It was there I learned the many ways I could use my artistic talents and do what I love as a job. I learned my face painting skills at Universal Studios Theme Park and then moved on to become a local art teacher for children in the area. Nothing more fun than passing my knowledge and love for art on to others, especially kids!
It was soon after I decided to get married and move myself and family to Mentor, Oh. This is where I reside today with my husband, two children (Etcher above) and many supportive friends. It was here I became a tattoo apprentice for 2 years and later moved into a shop and expanded my talents even more! Currently, most of my time is spent illustrating childrens books, painting murals and running my face painting business.
My love for art and beautiful things is what keeps me busy and happy, as long as I have a paintbrush in my hand. Feel free to take a look at what I have been up to lately. If you would like to contact me, please do! I am always looking for new projects to jump into!