A note from the President

Welcome to John Wind/Maximal Art.

Thanks so much for purchasing our work and supporting what we do.

I have worked with John for over 25 years, and in that time my passion has been to create a culture that nurtures creativity, respects and inspires our employees, and provides Gotta Have It jewelry for you to sell year after year!

The company has evolved so much, reaching the exciting point we are today—where our brand is growing quickly and the collections appeal to collectors, gift-givers and fashion mavens alike. Our partnership with you, and the commitment and passion you all have for what we do drives us to improve and grow to the next level. We would not be where we are without your shared commitment.

Here are a few details about the company I’d like to share:

We encourage creativity and forward thinking from our employees, and as a company are passionate about continuous improvement…..always looking for ways to do what we do better. The comments you share with your account rep are reviewed weekly and considered as we plan and evaluate plans for the future.

We are a family of artists. We employ many recent college graduates who are artists in their own right and continue to make art in their spare time. 50% of our staff has worked with us for over 5 years. Some over 15!

John and his team design new things daily—they create boutique collections, charm collections and several private label collections including groups for Anthropologie and Disney. The design studio is packed with inspiration boards/sample cards/vintage parts bins and so much more. It’s what people find most fascinating when they come to visit!

We sell to over 800 gift, fashion and specialty retailers. We enjoy partnering with other small businesses and helping you grow. Like our staff, some of you have been with us over 15 years! For more and more of you, we are becoming a core brand. You tell us that we are one of your top 10 vendors, or that you sell a piece of our jewelry every day—music to our ears!

So welcome to our family—We trust that you will have a terrific experience carrying, selling and reordering our jewelry and charms. Please know that we want to hear from you when things are going well, or should you have any concerns...


Robbin Cook
JW/MA President