• Are you out there?Janet T. Planet is arguably one of the best innovators and experience-designers working in America. She is a career innovator, mechanical engineer, experience-design ninja, marketing creative, fashion designer, and Chief Innovation Officer at The Fluent Group, an innovation venture studio based in Los Angeles.  She holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, Fashion Design from the London College of Fashion in England, and executive education from the London Business School. With her unique combination of education and experience, she brings truly unique thinking to the world of business.

Janet began her career as an engineer in a chocolate factory, while in a parallel life she worked as an entrepreneur and successful fashion designer, exhibiting five fashion collections at Fashion Week. Next, she transitioned to marketing and innovation, which included a marketing role in Switzerland with Nestle’s Global Innovation Acceleration Team and time in the US leading WONKA.  At WONKA, she realized many transformational innovations, including dedicated retail spaces, e-commerce, partnerships, branded merchandise, interactive vending, and other new business models.

Some of her career highlights include designing theme-park attractions and flagship retail for Disney, leading strategic work for MARVEL, and leading experience design for Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages venture (as Head of Ideas at Fahrenheit 212).  Janet also has deep knowledge of what it takes to build successful lifestyle companies, having consulted to a wide range of hospitality, fashion and beauty brands, and retailers.

As a business leader, engineer, designer, and innovator who’s worked across dozens of industries, Janet’s ability to weave together personalized products, brands, and experiences that yield profound emotional connection while driving businesses forward is unparalleled. Janet co-founded The Fluent Group in 2019, working with impressive early-stage venture partners to build the global brands of the future.

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