OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Janis is a graphic designer and photographer practicing in Los Angeles. She is currently a senior in Communication Arts. Through her work, Janis strives to challenge the conventions of what graphic design is and isn’t, and is continuing to discover the different ways this practice can live in our world. She enjoys the process of making through physical forms and printed materials while at the same time expanding her experience with digital design through work in advertising. Janis sees that her purpose as a designer is not to simply focus on the visual outcomes but on the problem solving mechanisms for positive change to our world. Aside from design, she loves seasoned cashews, bass solos, and functioning printers. Away from the computer you can find her taking photographs, listening to podcasts, and asking to hold strangers’ dogs.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born and still residing in sunny Southern California
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Both. It can be rough for me to get up in the morning but I can get my day rolling with a good attitude. In the evening I tend to feel worn out but my best ideas come alive.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Leslie Knope. More than identify with, I envy
Short Term 12 (2013) and Whiplash (2014)
FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
The Office, all 9 seasons, 4 times
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Any sound with a strong bass
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram; dangerous, addictive and beneficial
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin
Liberty in North Korea
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Going to the Farmers Market and cooking. With more time I love making day trips to the desert.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Love to be a chef
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Y.O.L.O. – Drake &/or The Strokes