I think my forte is not only designing, but also promoting. Developing the character and personality of my plush animal, Ptarmi, has been something I have really enjoyed and been passionate about. I love to have created this northern world for him to live in.
I moved to Yellowknife in 1992 and shortly after, began Janet Pacey Design and Illustrations. I really think my edge with graphic design was the fact I could draw. From there I got into painting and crafting.
The goal for me when I am creating art is to make myself laugh.
The arts community in Yellowknife is very tight knit; everyone is open to each other’s ideas and it is like a big family. Other people’s artwork inspires me a lot. The same is true of signage, which led me to open my second business, Signed, in 2012. Now life is just busy; but in a good way because I get to do what I love everyday.