Jane Du

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Jane Du is an American entrepreneur. Jane started Finn and Remy, LLC in 2017 and is based in Dallas, TX.[1]

Jane Du, founder of Finn and Remy, LLCJane Du, founder of Finn and Remy, LLC


Finn and Remy, LLC


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Finn and Remy, LLC

Jane started Finn and Remy, LLC in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Finn and Remy, LLC?

I am a lawyer and engineer with an artsy streak. I took evening art lessons through engineering undergrad and held an art show in the faculty lounge at my law school.

After graduating during the height of the downturn in 2009, I moved home to live with my parents while working my way into the perfect legal job at the best intellectual property law firm in the country. I forgot all about art until shortly before my babies were born. I painted to decorate their nurseries. And from that, the business was born alongside our second son (we literally launched the website from my hospital room in the maternity ward).

Then life was back to normal. Two working spouses, kids in daycare, and little time to ourselves. Like many new parents, we were not sleeping enough, and feeling pent up and frustrated. We needed a change, a refresh. We used to travel so much before careers and kids, and now do we really have to wait 18 years to do it again? So we decided to press pause on the American Dream and, with lots of planning, are trying out a different way of life for a year. A life where we pick up our heads and give ourselves permission to be endlessly fascinated by the world around us. In August of 2018, we rented out our house, packed everything into a 10x20 storage unit, and left the country to travel the world with four backpacks and a pack n’ play. During this time, we finished and just published our latest and greatest book: Einstein’s Trampoline. (Bilingual edition coming soon because we are learning Spanish!).

Now we feel so alive. What do I mean? Well, do you ever look at the calendar, see a week has passed or a month, and have little recollection of where the time went? This feels the opposite of that. It’s having days worth remembering and making room to learn something new along the way.

Where am I going with this? We try to capture that feeling of aliveness in our books and inspirational art. We want to spark the innate curiosity of the minds of children and instill in them a wonder of our world, imagination for boundless creativity, and a deep-rooted appreciation for storytelling.

We want them to not take the day to day of life too seriously. Be able to look up at the blue and feel infinitesimally small. And yet, understand that what we do in this life still matters. Our time is finite. Don’t slog through it like a job. Live intentionally.

And through these stories, we can share our experiences, knowledge, and inspiration with the future.


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