Janet T. Planet is a fashion designer, mechanical engineer, confections creative, experience designer and innovator.  She holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, Fashion Design from the prestigious London College of Fashion in England and executive education from the London Business School. With her unique combination of education and experience, she brings design to business …and business to design.

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Janet T. Planet began her career as an engineer in a chocolate factory in Toronto, while in a parallel life she worked as an entrepreneur, exhibiting five collections under her own label at Fashion Week.  She later transitioned to marketing, innovation and new product design.  In 2008 she completed a three-year assignment in Switzerland working for Nestle’s Global Innovation Acceleration Team.

Next, Janet moved to California with WONKA as Innovation Manager and Experience Designer, focused on creating revolutionary products and experiences to elevate the iconic confections brand. Her style is radically unconventional and lead to transformational innovation, including dedicated retail spaces, e-commerce, partnerships, branded merchandise development, interactive vending solutions and other new business models. In 2010, her responsibilities were extended to all confections brands across Nestle USA.

In May 2012, Janet left Nestlé to build a consultancy specializing experience design, themed entertainment and innovation. In the same year, she partnered with Joseph Kavanagh to found a boutique innovation consulting firm, AfterViolet, in Los Angeles, serving a diverse client base including Nestle, Honda, The Avery Products Company, Optus and large multinational entertainment companies. In 2015, she joined Fahrenheit 212 as Innovation Director, and has since been promoted to Head of Idea Development for the firm, splitting her time between New York and Los Angeles.

She continues designing today, specializing in creating unique stage clothing for musicians. Past design clients include Bjork, Jane Siberry, Emm Gryner, Kellylee Evans, Kevin Hearn and Hawksley Workman.

Janet has appeared on the Food Network, Fashion Television and various other television programs in her roles as a candy creator and clothing designer.