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A Back-Up Plan

A Back-Up Plan

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Rofman shares a few tips for future business owners—have clear goals and a back-up plan.

Julie's Biography

Place of Birth: Newton, MA
Advice For Her 15-Year Old Self: Stop worrying about boys and focus on your art.
Most Meaningful Advice: Trust your gut.
Two Women She'd Like To Interview: Barbara Kingsolver and Hillary Clinton

An artist and business owner, Julie Rofman is a Venice-based painter, sculptor, and jewelry designer whose colorful beadwork bracelets have sold online and in over 100 stores worldwide. Inspired by Native American bead weaving and Bauhaus designs, she works with artisans in Guatemala to create her trademark handwoven cuffs with a modern twist. She holds an MFA From California State University, Long Beach and a BFA from Tulane University.

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