Janna Willoughby-Lohr (she/her) is an artist, poet, musician and entrepreneur from Buffalo, NY. Her company, Papercraft Miracles, specializes in handcrafted paper art that brings meaning to people’s lives. She was awarded a $25,000 Ignite Buffalo Grant in 2018 and was named 40-Under-40 from Stationery Trends Magazine in 2019. She’s worked with large brands such as Twitter and Capital One. In 2021, her team created 500,000 seed bombs for Lowe’s Spring Garden Giveaway event. Janna was also a contestant on Meet Your Makers Showdown, a new crafting competition TV show that is streaming now on discovery+. This year, her team created an installation of paper poppy flowers for the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum, which will hopefully become a permanent part of the exhibit.
She is the host of Reach the Stars Podcast–which features inspiring stories of persistence, passion and purpose. Janna leads the membership committee for NAWBO’s Buffalo/Niagara Chapter and is a founding member of their Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. She has also served two terms on their board of directors.
She teaches all sorts of workshops including papermaking, bookbinding, paper flower making, and more.
Janna is a mom to three little kiddos and likes bright colors, giggling and things that are small.