J-2 Creative is the design side of J-2 Consulting, Inc.

We specialize in retail design, including displays, vendor shops, and environments.

Other focuses include product design, graphic design, tradeshow exhibits, and illustration.


This year, J-2 Creative is celebrating 10 years of bringing our clients great design!

Our Process Is Our Product

At J-2 we provide you with presentation ready material at every step of the design process.  We can provide high quality sketches to explore all the options at the beginning stages of the process.  We can also take your ideas and refine them into finished colored drawings or computer renderings.  We can take a project all the way from sketch to production or step in at any stage of the design process.

The J-2 Creative Team

Janie Hartwig – Smith | President

Janie founded J-2 Consulting, Inc. in 2001 with a traditional Advertising & Media focus.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Kansas and over 20 years of experience in print advertising planning, buying and production, Janie brings a wealth of knowledge to J-2’s Advertising and Media division.  The Media division provides collateral materials, copy-writing, advertising planning, print media buying and production art.


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Jeff Smith | Design Director

Jeff joined forces with Janie in 2004 to found the Creative division. Jeff brings over 20 years of professional experience in design. With a degree in Industrial Design and a natural sense of mechanical processes, he can solve nearly any design problem. Jeff has designed everything from products to packaging and displays. In addition, he has experience in engineering, production, and quality control.


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Nate Forsberg | Senior Designer

Nate lives on a small farm in North-East Kansas. A lifelong Jayhawk fan, Nate graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Industrial Design in 2002. Nate has over 13 years’ experience in retail design, exhibit design and fabrication. He likes to be involved in all phases of the project, from concept to fabrication to installation, which makes him an excellent project manager. From an early age Nate was interested in the way things work. He is an accomplished artist, welder, and carpenter. Nate is happiest when he is tinkering with old machines.

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