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About the Initiative

"The world needs the creativity within each of us to be expressed and shared."


Swanky Genius is a woman owned initiative that is dedicated to inspiring artists. This passion was sprung after the founder, Peshah, worked for several decades within international companies and startups, while aiding nonprofit causes and organizations through her art forms.

Peshah saw how many artists struggle to remain inspired and find ways to market their work, so she created Swanky Genius.

The illustrative characters drawn by North Star - Swanky Genius The Bird and Lamp The Cat - share the message that art and creativity is as integral to life as air, food and water.

Peshah, North Star, Swanky and Lamp stay focused on ways to let you know that you are not alone, and that you truly can succeed financially with your art and creative ideas.

Through a book and journal series available on our website, and daily posts on Instagram, every soul can find a source of inspiration.

We believe in you!

About the Artist

North Star is a vibrant, ingenious artist who perfectly expresses Swanky Genius The Bird & Lamp The Cat. Having always been a creative soul, North Star is an ardent LEGO builder, a skater, a keyboard and guitar artist, an avid reader, loves to travel, and, of course, adores cats!

About the Founder

Peshah's desire is to see artists succeed financially and feel uplifted in their creative careers.
Peshah is the mind behind Swanky Genius. Having decades of experience in, but not limited to:

  • Art Therapy

  • Marketing Specialist

  • Corporate Trainer

  • Contributing financially ongoing to non-profit organizations and causes through her Community Projects program

  • Internet start-up companies

  • Graduate studies in Instructional Technology

  • Certificate in Electronic Commerce

  • Hand created jewelry line, sold in museums since 2014

  • Mental health therapist in psychiatric facilities, nursing homes and a high security prison

  • Featured in magazines, on television and podcasts

  • Taught workshops at military base and non-profit organizations

  • Worked within international corporations such as Dupont and Educational Testing Services

  • Traveled widely throughout the USA and Mexico, with time spent in Europe

  • Business development for artists and creators

  • Grant research

  • Author of Swanky Genius book series

  • Won best seamstress on the East Coast at age 11

  • Jewelry designer since 1987

  • Worked in genres of printmaking and fashion design

  • Originator of the 5 star 12:13 Jewelry line

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