janet wilson oliver

Education & EXPERIENCE

Jan has a rich background in art, design, and education. She has degrees in Commercial Art (AAS), Television Production (BS), and Communications (MA). Her experience includes graphic design, video production, multimedia development, teaching adult learners, online teaching, and instructional design. 

About Grand Traverse Arts

The designer behind Grand Traverse Arts, Janet (Jan) Wilson Oliver, is a native of Traverse City in Grand Traverse County. This region is part of the northern lower mitten of Michigan and is a beautiful area surrounded by Lake Michigan on the north and west. The many inland lakes, rivers, woods, towns, and more make it a great place to inspire creativity, and this website is focused on doing that in a variety of ways.

Skills Include

  • Watercolor painting
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Online and on-ground teaching to adult learners
  • Media/video production
  • Instructional design


Showcase the many aspects of creativity as experienced and reflected by or inspired through Jan Oliver. 


Art and design is derived from many directions and is interpreted differently by each creator and receiver/viewer of the creations.

Like what you see?

view my portfolio. Then, contact me to get MOre information on art or services available.