Custom Design Studio
Let's Get Together
Most projects start with a visit to our sunny studio outside of Philadelphia to look at product and get inspiration. We’ll sit and talk about your business, your customers and where you see opportunity for growth. You can be as involved as you would like during the development stage. Many customers go through our library themselves and pick out parts they like!
The design studio is packed with inspiration boards, sample cards, vintage parts bins and so much more! It’s what people find most fascinating when they come to visit!
We’ll take all of your notes, combine them with trend reports, and meet with our team of designers. You get to sit back and relax while we develop a first round of samples based on your individual needs.
Design stage takes about 2-4 weeks depending on where you plan to manufacture.
Finally! You get to see the first round of designs. We’ll be eagerly waiting to hear your feedback…at which point we’ll talk about packaging, display, your vendor requirements and other important details.
This stage takes a different amount of time for each customer, but we like to allow at least 4 weeks.
We get to work creating your designs and you prepare for the selling season! We can offer a number of tools to help you sell, including training on the collection, special events and trunk shows. Promoting your line should be a part of our discussions early on.
Production time takes about 8-12 weeks on all new development.
About John Wind
Maximal Art is a design house with over 30 years history in the fashion jewelry business.
The company was founded by John Wind, who also serves as the chief artist and designer. Since the 1980’s John and his team have developed and refined a unique, collectible, and uplifting approach to fashion jewelry design.
Wind’s designs have been featured in numerous magazines and books over the years, including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, Oprah, The New York Times, and The Art and Craft of Jewelry by Janet Fitch. His work is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Philadelphia Art Museum and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
Maximal Art has also built a reputation for their ability to design saleable product for a wide range of customers. A core piece of the design house is focused on private label design for customers including Disney, Vera Bradley, Anthropologie, David’s Bridal, Destination Maternity and many more.
Company president Robbin Cook has worked with John almost since day one, managing the growth of the company and overseeing its operations. Cook has made it her goal to uniquely position Maximal Art to meet pricing and delivery needs for all customers. To this end, the company has built strategic partnerships with vendors and has the ability to manufacture both domestically and overseas.