jeanettaWhether it was teaching herself to draw cartoon characters by tracing their shapes in coloring books or going through tons of Kodak Discs on her first camera by art directing her dolls in photo shoots, Jeanetta Gonzales was filled with creative outlets and energy from an early age. Born and raised in Connecticut, she left the east coast to attend the School of Fine Art at UCLA and has been a west-coaster ever since. A serious lover of beautiful art, design and photography, art school was the natural choice for her to develop the fundamental skill set needed for a creative career. Art School led to graphic design school and a 15 year career as a designer/art director. Jeanetta and her work has been featured on sites such as Apartment Therapy, Print and Pattern, and in the publication Artist & Makers.

studioGraphic Design: Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles designer working under her company name, Nett Designs. As a creative professional, Jeanetta has worked as a Contractor, Senior Designer and Art Director providing her expertise in creating identity systems, custom patterns and lettering, packaging and product development for her clients and enjoys working from concept to final, breathing life into a brand. Jeanetta has worked for large, globally-licensed brands such as Barbie and Disney where she learned the fundamentals of brand equity and the importance of consumer trends. She even developed the branding and packaging of Mattel’s African American Barbie® doll line, So in Style. Go here to find her complete list of services.

Teaching and Speaking: Through her love of helping other artists and designers reach their full potential, Jeanetta lectures and teaches classes at Otis College of Art & Design and Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Jeanetta provides creative business consulting, private surface design lessons and speaking services. Her speaking experience includes the Altitude Summit conference in Salt Lake City and Blogalicious blogger conference held in Atlanta. Please email jeanetta{at} with inquiries.

Art Licensing & Surface Design: In 2013 Jeanetta debuted in art licensing at the Surtex marketplace tradeshow in NYC under Jeanetta Gonzales Art & Design.  Jeanetta combines traditional media such as pen and ink, gouache and watercolors with her hand-lettering and traditional calligraphy skills to help create her graphic, sketchy and energetic style that works well in the areas of tweens and teens, greeting cards and stationery, home décor, gift items and tabletop. Some of her clients include Primitives by Kathy (home decor and wall art found in major retailers such as Kohl’s and TJ Maxx), MPIX, Mixbook and Design House Greetings (greeting cards found online and in Trader Joes), Check Advantage (personal checks), Plan Ahead (planners/calendars in Walmart and CVS), Certified International (ceramics) and One Bella Casa (home decor found on and various flash sale sites) and Before and Again/Whimsy Rose (women’s apparel designs). Her art is available for licensing opportunities and partnerships.
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With an overload of visual stimulation, Jeanetta created the blog, Jeanetta Gonzales Art & Design. She describes it as “a place of creative expression…to expand on my portfolio with fun downloads and art, show my inspiration and expertise, a glimpse at my process and what’s happening behind the scenes.” You can find Jeanetta elsewhere blogging at where she is a monthly contributor writing a pattern column, Pattern Play. Jeanetta welcomes collaborations, advertising opportunities and sponsorships. Please email jeanetta{at} with inquiries.

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