|Scarf 'Tidepools', by Jeanne Gadol|
I am very excited to welcome Jeanne Gadol as a designer to my fabric and accessory design company, Jin Jiang Joy. Jeanne and I have known each other for many years, so it is wonderful to be working with her as we explore the application of photographs derived from nature to fabrics.
|Photographic Inspiration for 'Tidepools' Scarf, by Jeanne Gadol|
Jeanne and I met during a trip to Alaska on which I was one of the lecturing guest photographers. I recognized immediately that she was already an accomplished photographer, but as we came to know each other better, I learned that she was also a graphic designer.
|Scarf 'Birch Trees' by Jeanne Gadol|
After that trip, we stayed in touch with each other and eventually I saw a good deal of her graphic design work which was impressive and incorporated her photographic images in substantially altered ways. In fact, I thought them so striking I recommended her work to PC PHOTO magazine, who published a portfolio of her images.
|Scarf 'Birch Leaves' by Jeanne Gadol|
Jeanne and her husband Steve (also an excellent photographer) have a lovely home at Sea Ranch in Mendocino, CA and for many years I also taught a photography workshop program in Mendocino at the Albion River Inn. To broaden the exposure of my students during these workshops, I asked Jeanne if she would come in and teach/speak about her use of photography in her graphic design, so for several years she was involved with me in that way.
|Scarf 'Tide Pools' by Jeanne Gadol|
When I founded Jin Jiang Joy, she was very excited by my ideas and struck off on her own to create a number of accessory products derived from her imagery. I love what she has done and wanted her to be part of my new company as a designer of her own signature line. So, Jeanne is now part of Jin Jiang Joy and these are some of her offerings. Note that her editions are VERY small, her prices quite reasonable, and her designs are fabulous. This is just the beginning. Jin Jiang Joy looks forward to bringing you much more as we grow this business and broaden the application of our images to other accessories.