Quarry Author to be Featured on Shark Tank

February 6, 2015
Jesse Genet, author of the upcoming Quarry Books title Print with Light: Easy DIY Techniques and Projects for Printing with Photo-Sensitive Dyes, will present her Inkodye line to the sharks on ABC-TV's Shark Tank on Feb. 13, 2015.

Genet is the CEO of Lumi (co-founded with partner Stephan Angoulvant) and the maker of Inkodye. A Detroit native, Genet has been developing and using the Lumi printing process since 2005, when she was 16. She studied Product Design at Art Center College of Design and lives and works out of her loft at The Brewery near Downtown Los Angeles.

A crowdfunding success story, Lumi was initially funded in 2009 through a Kickstarter campaign; a second campaign in 2011 funded Inkodye kits and an app. Lumi has been profiled in The Economist and Forbes and on CNN.com, and is currently selling its products to individual consumers through more than 1,400 retailers worldwide.

Genet has also worked with clients such as Puma, Junk Food Apparel, Invisible Children, Summit Series, and Cisco Home Furniture, using the Inkodye process to design limited-run collections or host collaborative workshop experiences. She teaches online workshops featuring Inkodye products through Creativebug.com, on shadow printing, sun printing, and photo printing.

Genet's book is scheduled to be released in February 2016.