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Artisan of the Month
Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design of JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design earned her Fine Art and Illustration degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and immediately found work after graduation. “I was a commercial artist for about ten years,” said Joanne. She decided to take a break from her career while she and her husband began their family and did not return to the workforce until their children were school age. “I realized I didn’t want to go back to an office for forty to fifty hours a week.” Instead, Joanne chose to slowly build her own business, JL Custom Color and Design. With a background in fine art, she has years of training to draw from. She predominately works in the North Oakland and surrounding Clarkston Community and will travel for the right job. She also joined the team at Chatham House Interior Design in Clarkston, Michigan, as a staff designer. 

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

As an interior designer and decorative artist, Joanne has the best of both worlds. In addition to the creative aspect of her job, Joanne is a trusted partner to her clients through strong relationship building and going the extra mile. She enjoys repeat business and is often hired as both the interior designer and decorative artist. “I think it’s very rewarding when you have the trust of the client to the point where they want to include you on all the decisions regarding their home renovation. Whether it’s the wall treatment, choosing furniture or artwork, I find it rewarding to make their home wonderful for them and their family.”

She stays current with new products and techniques through web based training and occasional classes. “I found Kathy online and ordered a couple of products. Within a year I was at her studio for a three-day workshop. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without having someone like Kathy Carroll there and the whole Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes team with product and technical support. I need the resources they provide and encouragement to help make it happen. They make themselves available, call you back, text, and email you.”

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne has taken several of Kathy’s classes. “Its wonderful being classically trained and applying it to faux finishing. Having six years of college training really aids my business. I would say that the industry is very supportive; teachers like Kathy are very generous with their knowledge and want you to be successful, especially on the business end. It’s one thing to be a great artist and another to succeed on the business side. It’s helped me to get started on the right foot. I love her FBK product line, especially the smooth metallic plaster. It goes on like creamy peanut butter! Every time I’ve used her metallic plasters people say, ‘wow’. They are in awe of how beautiful her finishes are.”
 
With numerous clients and jobs to choose from, it’s difficult to pick just a few to highlight. What Joanne finds the most rewarding is when her clients trust her to know what they want. That’s exactly what happened while Joanne was hired as her client’s interior designer. “I recommended a color and there was no agonizing or questing. They said, ‘great, do it’. They trust you and let you go to it. When you get to that point it’s the best for everyone. A win-win is when I get to use my talents and do what I love while exceeding my clients’ expectations.
 
“I loved how the powder room turned out. It was with Kathy’s metallic plaster and some glazes. The ceiling was a gold glaze and the walls were the most beautiful gray-blue metallic plaster with shades of gold on top. It turned out stunning. It’s wonderful when you leave a job and it turns out even better than you expected,” said Joanne.
 
What are Joanne’s plans for the future? “My professional plans for the future are to build my clientele, establish relationships for repeat customers, and fine-tune my craft to become the best at what I do.”

To learn more about Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design or JL Custom Color and Design call 714.336.0942 or visit facebook.com/JlCustomColor

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

 

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

 

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