I’m Jan, a product designer who combines code, user research, and lean startup methods to solve really hard problems in the world.

More than just a product designer

Being equal parts product designer, full-stack developer, and startup entrepreneur, my latest work has leaned towards combining sustainable business models with building and designing purpose-driven products and startups.


I’m spending most of my time as a co-founder of two early-stage startups:
Phage Directory and Alpha Guide.

Accelerating bacteriophage research through developing a close-knit community and better tools and standards

Startup business strategy, Full-stack development, Data science, Product design

A learning tool for those getting into investing

Startup business strategy, Full-stack development, Data science, Product design

On the side,

I contribute my product design, data science, and dev skills to help smaller startups and nonprofits who need the help. For example, I provide data science support mostly in the form of python scripts for the Atlanta housing nonprofit ANDP, and I’m currently working with Lifeline Animal Project, Metro Atlanta’s largest animal shelter, with redesigning their website and the process for adding animals to the site.

No-frills, boutique dentist site

Web development

Using data science to track nonprofit housing impact

Data science

Web development for kitties and doggos

Product design, Full-stack development


I’ve worked with various tech companies and large brands to build products and landing pages over the years. Some brands and companies I’ve previously worked with include:


Lockheed Martin


L’Oreal / Garnier

Verizon Wireless

GE Energy


Cartoon Network

The Home Depot