Janny Ji

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MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA)

Janny Ji is currently an MFA candidate at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Originally from China, she came to the US in 2011 to pursue her dream to become an artist. She was trained as an illustrator and painter at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a BFA degree. After working with traditional media, she discovered graphic design during her first job and decided to start on a new path. She enjoys learning through experimenting, failing, and iterating in the boundless world of graphic design. She explores typography, visual storytelling, and critical thinking through a range of media in her design practice. Janny’s work has been recognized by the ADC, TDC, Graphis, STA, Adobe, GDUSA, Applied Arts, 3×3 Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Zhejiang, China and currently living in Baltimore MD

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Both a morning person and a night owl.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Forrest Gump

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Truman Show, The Legend of 1900

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Chibi Maruko-chan

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Design Observer

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Edward Hopper

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Poetics of Space

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Wildlife Conservation Society

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Running and doodling!

DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Chinese Zither

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Painter!

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“God is in the details” – Mies van der Rohe

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