AbstractWe describe a simplified method to synthesize film forming polymer Janus particles by phase separation during RAFT-based free radical emulsion polymerization. Fully crosslinked snowman- or football-shaped polystyrene Janus particles (PSJPs) were first produced in a one-step batch process using amphiphilic triblock macro-RAFT copolymers as stabilizers. Such particles were in turn employed as seeds in a continuous emulsion polymerization in which a monomer mixture of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and butyl acrylate (BA) (1/1 by weight) was constantly injected into the reaction in the presence of a water soluble initiator. The added monomers wetted seed particle surface and their polymerization led to formations of 93-nm film forming single- or two-headed Janus particles. The resulted latex was successfully used to disperse and encapsulate solid calcite extender.