My name is Jan (pronounced "yawn") and I design and build functional, useful, and meaningful services and experiences. Lately I've been focusing on online communities, responsive sites, and creative apps.
I am currently freelancing and floating in and around Atlanta looking for collaborators to work on civic or hard-to-tackle startup projects.
Take a look at my résumé.
Work & Experience
I’ve had the luxury of working with some amazing companies and clients, including Coca-Cola, L’Oreal / Garnier, Verizon Wireless, Home Depot, Nespresso, and Cartoon Network.
I have also worked on the client side with Ubiquiti Networks, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Arbitron, and others.
Here’s a small sample of projects I’ve worked on.
2016Diamax KoreaA light-weight, meteor-based product catalogue and CMS
2016Double the DonationDoubling customer signups with better content
2014Gas South Enrollment RedesignOptimized the natural gas signup and enrollment flow
2013Verizon Lost Elf StorybookHoliday storybook app for Verizon's 2011 Holiday Campaign
2013Cartoon Network MobileFun and quirky mobile site for browsing shows and watching videos
2013Nespresso BoutiquesBringing the essence of the Nespresso Boutique to the web
At Ubiquiti Networks I designed and developed new customer-facing support and community tools that was supposed to launch in the Spring of 2016. The project was unfortunately cut a couple of weeks before we launched public beta.
At Nurun, I bring client projects to life. I help define project scope, functionality, research, and other needs, and help determine the feasibility and schedule. I translate requirements into a tangible experience with flow diagrams, site maps, wireframes, and prototypes, and work with our designers and the technical team to realize the product.
Lately I've focused on creating a creative and wireframe presentation tool, and a more flexible, agile proess flow that emphasizes earlier research, user experience, and integration among departments.
Clients include Nespresso, Assuthought, Manheim, The Home Depot, GE Energy, and Disney.
- Designed and built upower fitness, a local a boutique gym and personal fitness concept.
- GigaGen IA, UX, and wirefames for a DNA sequencing tool through 5am Solutions
- Built God and The Drum Maschine for an Atlanta-based artist and musician
- Helped Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with Wordpress migration and form design
- Built a quick landing page for liztic:, a cloud-based music-syncing service
- Helped an Atlanta-based artist build her landing page for her personal store at FoxBoxes
As a user experience architect, I translated client and business requirements into user flows, site maps, wireframes and technical specs. I developed wireframes, concepts, and functional prototypes, and worked with developers and designers to establish website and app functionality, user flow, information architecture.
- Established requirements and functionality through userflows, wireframes, information architecture charts, sitemaps, and other documentation.
- Explored design concepts through wireframes, paper, and functional prototypes.
- Participated in campaign concepting and strategy, and provided consultation, market research, and research into pitches and projects.
- Provided UX-focused QA, design direction, and feedback.
- Cartoon Network Mobile: Designed new interface and information architecture for Cartoon Network mobile site. (2011)
- Coca Cola: Site design for Live Positively, Nestea, and various campaigns.
- Verizon Wireless: Shopping cart and phone purchase funnel, Verizon Developer Center, and many holiday campaigns and apps.
- Garnier: Many of the apps on Garnier.com including the Style Finder
- Other clients include BBC America, AMDRO, Pennington Seed, and Autotrader
My eclectic background mirrors my eclectic upbringing. Though born in China, I moved to Stockholm at a young age. I am fluent in English and Swedish, and am conversational in Mandarin.
I hold dual citizenship with both the United States and Sweden, which means that I could easily work in and out of the U.S. and countries within the European Union.
On my off days, I enjoy swing dancing, circusing, rock climbing, playing indie games, and cooking / stuffing my face with tasty foods.
About This Site
For the second round of redesign, I wanted to reduce the number of artifacts on the page, like shapes and outlines, and take a more typographic, minimalist approach. Any shapes and lines are only used to accentuate the information I’m presenting, with enough white space to prevent clutter.
The goal is to reflect my design ideology: reduce shiny, fluff elements that distract from the main design goal. In my case, it’s presenting my work. If you think my portfolio doesn’t look fancy, pretty, or “cool” enough, then we are probably not a good fit to begin with.