Jehane is an artist and business manager with over 25 years successful experience in the creative industries. She is pro-active with a keen interest in promoting the power of art & design.
JEHANE BODEN SPIERS
Jehane Boden Spiers was born & bred in Brighton. She is the founder of JEHANE Ltd. She studied Textile Design at Winchester School of Art (1994 - BA Hons). Her own designs have sold all over the world. Jehane's medium is paper & fabric collage often incorporating embroidery. Vienna is her second home and she speaks fluent german.
Jehane first licensed her own designs in 1992 as a student at Winchester School of Art. Her designs have sold for textiles, gift-wrap, greeting cards & more. Licensees of her designs include Stewo, Jung Design, Gallery Five, Sanderson Fabrics, Baumann, Penny Black, Collage, Medici, Zoewie, Boots Plc, and The Paper House Group.
Jehane's designs have featured on London Underground posters. Her retail clients include Liberty of London, English Heritage, the RSC, and Vienna & Sydney Opera Houses. Her one-off embroideries have sold in galleries nationally. She has given many talks about her artwork including at the V & A.
Jehane has over 15 years experience as an artists' agent. She has worked with partners including Anthropologie, Sterling Publishing, Museums & Galleries, The National Trust, The Art Group, Walker Books, The Art File, Lagom, Waterstones, & British Airways i360. She has secured returns for some of the most well-known artists in the industry including Rachel Ellen Designs, Cressida Bell, and Paul Thurlby Illustration. Jehane has high attention to detail and, above all, a good eye. Her experience extends to brand management, contract negotiation, marketing, and PR. She has a thorough understanding of the licensing industry and understands the importance of finding the right partners for illustrators and brands.
Jehane offers one-to-one coaching services to emerging and established artists. She has taken part in webinars for The Design Trust and is a regular contributor to blogs & podcasts. Positive and purposeful with a strong aesthetic analysis. She provides solid, practical, and specific advice and runs regular portfolio reviews with artists in UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jehane has curated her fellow artists' work since first opening her house for the Brighton Festival in 2002. Jehane's Artist Open Houses have featured in The Independent, BBC Homes & Antiques, Evening Standard, Latest TV, She magazine, and The Spectator. Jehane is a member of the Fiveways Artist Group.
Jehane is often invited to write guest blogs and industry features. She has contributed to Sarah Hamilton's book "House of Cards" published by Pavilion Books, 2017 (German edition, Haupt Verlag, 2018). She is an avid supporter of the Just A Card campaign, raising awareness of the importance of supporting artists & small businesses.
HOW TO PRONOUNCE JEHANE
Jehane is pronounced with a soft 'Je' as in the French 'Je suis' and 'Hane' rhyming with Yarn, Barn, and Darn. Joan of Arc was called Jehane in mediaeval times. Artwork by Jade Mosinski