Hello! I’m Jane, an award-winning graphic designer and visual artist who focuses on logo and brand design, environmental graphic design and web design, and who works with arts organizations, small businesses, the fashion industry and nonprofit organizations. I am currently developing product designs that focus on the Arabic language.
Prior to relocating to Southern California, I worked in Alaska at the Anchorage Museum where I started as the museum’s first graphic designer on staff, and left as the Director of Design. During my four years at the museum, I helped develop and create a Design Department with the museum Director, as well as co-conceptualized the first annual Anchorage Design Weekend, held in September of 2016. I developed the Polar Lab design brand and infused that identity into the exhibitions, environmental graphics, program graphics, and publications related to Polar Lab. (Polar Lab looks at the contemporary and future North through exhibitions and programs and connects art, science, and the environment.) Through the development of award-winning exhibitions and environmental graphics, designing program materials, and providing design solutions for the needs of the various museum departments, I was instrumental in taking the design of the museum into a fresh, contemporary direction.
Before moving to Anchorage in 2012, I worked as the in-house graphic designer for Anythink Libraries where I designed the library’s promotional materials, including brochures, bookmarks, fliers, signage and print ads. I designed and produced monthly and quarterly newsletters, participated with development of district-wide campaigns, worked closely with vendors to produce Anythink’s printed materials, and collaborated with other departments and branches to support their communications needs.
For three years, I worked at the branding agency Monigle Associates, where in 2010 I was selected to be part of a three-person design team assembled by Aga Khan University to travel to Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan to spearhead their rebranding effort. I developed logos, identity systems, brand guidelines, and client presentations for the agency’s corporate and healthcare industry clients, as well as worked within established design systems.
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Sweet Briar College. I am a two-time recipient of the Forsyth Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and have exhibited in Virginia, Colorado and Alaska.
Travel and hanging out in nature are high on my priority list, and Iceland is my favorite place on earth. I’m an animal whisperer, a podcast junkie, and am addicted to watching the Grand Slams. If I was going to be abandoned on an island and could take only one movie with me, Airplane would be the one!