Janice Futter; Stylist & Training Specialist


Jan has been a member of the Jophiel team since its conception in 1994.  Her success, exemplified by the unique, professional and attentive shopping experience, drives her to provide a distinct fashion approach.  Jan's sense of humor, outgoing personality and the enjoyment she finds in assisting all generations has allowed her to build strong client relationships, creating their ideal wardrobe and ensuring their perfect look and fit.  Her greatest satisfaction is found in her client's excitement and confidence in knowing their wardrobe is thoroughly customize for their individual lifestyle.

What’s one daily ritual that always makes your day?

My morning workouts at the YMCA!!! I feel connected and get to meet people who give back and are such amazing, thoughtful people. There are so many people in Fort Wayne who share their time and consideration, who recognize that they can inspire others in a really powerful way.

Perfect day in Fort Wayne for out-of-town visitors?

Starting the day with a leisure walk or bike ride on the Fort Wayne Trails, and enjoying a Starbucks after.  Browse the fine art pieces on exhibit at Orchard Gallery with a relaxing lunch at Catablu or Chops.  A trip to the Vera Bradley store is always a must, its cheerful and whimsical atmosphere always brightens everyone's day.

How did you get started at Jophiel?

My sister in-law was one of the original partners. Some of the very first store meetings were held at my kitchen table.  When Julie invited me on I started part time because my kids were really young — Julie sometimes even used to help with the kids’ car pool! And here I am, over 20 years later! I’ve seen Jophiel grow up just like one of my own.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Jophiel?

The people I meet! I’m happy to come to work and lucky that I get to engage with so many inspiring personalities and learn from people of different ages, opinions, and backgrounds.
Read some of Jan’s Jophiel contributions here and here.