Having studied textile design at Derby College of Art.
Jan worked for many years as a fabric and wallpaper designer producing designs for both the fashion and furnishing markets.
She worked for companies including Rose & Hubble, Warner Fabrics, Sanderson's, Laura Ashley and M&S.
Her designs have been used in many places ranging from Buckingham Palace to Hollywood blockbusters! She has sold many prints and drawings, some under her maiden name Jan Collins.