Who is Janesa?

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A lifelong learner.

I am insatiably curious and love exploring ideas through creating, troubleshooting, trial and error, and first-hand experience.

This curiosity has taken me to over 30 cities internationally, the hospitality and health-tech industry, my second entrepreneurship venture, my third foreign language, and most recently, into the world of product design.

I approach the design process with cool rationalism and spirited curiosity, learning from my environment as I go and finding the best solutions for the right people.

A navigator of all things human.

As a Hong Kong native born to Chinese and Filipino parents, I was the first in my family to move to America on my own, embracing the immigrant experience myself.

I am a dreamer who studied hospitality management and integrated digital media before diving into the events and health-tech industry. My deep admiration for other cultures has led me all over the world where I’ve been taken in by a Maori tribe and rural villages in Japan and Sri Lanka.

My lived experiences and personal values foster a deep appreciation for human differences, enthusiasm for connecting, and an inquisitive open-mind – all of which make me a great designer.

A multipassionate virtuoso.

I am naturally drawn to express my inner world through literary pursuits, music, and visual arts, which has led me to practicing photography, digital painting, guitar, ukulele, and most recently, animation.

My deep sensitivity and empathy allows me to give voice to universal human emotions that reach people on a profound level. With these qualities, I carry out a human-centered design process with the beauty and wonder of the imagination, creating user-centric elegant designs.

Skills

Website Design / UX / UI

User Research / Usability Testing

Wireframes / Prototyping

Figma / Sketch / Webflow / Semplice

Storyboarding / Animation / After Effects

Things that bring me joy

Cooking different cuisines

Traveling / Learning new cultures

Music / Guitar / Live concerts

Rollerblading

Photography (Architecture + Creative Portraits)

Anime / Video games

Experience

Motion Tactic

Web Designer
Nov. 2020 – Present

Design digital experiences to help high growth Saas companies achieve their goals through creative strategy and technology

Create, re-think, and re-work client visual identities to position them as creative leaders in their field of expertise

Solve UX problems through thoughtful, empathetic problem solving

Design intuitive and purposeful UX/UI experiences to support client goals and objectives

Fervor Creative

Graphic Designer
Oct. 2018 – Nov. 2020

Design logos, brand guidelines, presentations and websites

Spearhead design and execution of front-end website designs that include initial site plans, wireframes, and prototypes

Collaborate with developers to create seamless UX/UI experiences and launch functional websites for both small and large companies

Support clients in on-going design and development of branded print and digital collateral as well as website maintenance beyond launch

Design and produce unique social media content

Work with Directors to clarify project objectives and become subject-matter experts for our clients in a variety of industries (ex: commercial real estate, healthcare and education)

Research current design trends to push the boundaries of branding while also maintaining consistency across multiple customer touch points

Creative Lisence
International

Graphic Designer
Sept. 2014 – April 2018

Worked closely with Creative Director to understand client needs and design appropriate environmental graphics for both decorative and wayfinding purposes in three different home design showrooms

Utilized knowledge of ratios and conversion methods to create specification decks with elevation layouts used to construct and install environmental graphics for five different large scale projects

Maintained and organized project files to enhance team’s productivity and work flow throughout the design and production process

Joybyte

Graphic Design Intern
June 2017 – Sept. 2017

Designed digital marketing campaigns for more than 10 direct-to-consumer small businesses that boosted customer engagement and brand affinity

Designed 10+ logos and corresponding brand guidelines

Collaborated with colleagues to create highly efficient work systems and continuously improve our knowledge and skills in the latest design software

The Enterprise Marketing Hub

Arizona State University
Graphic Designer
Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2017

Collaborated with Creative Director on high profile marketing campaigns that gained national exposure and increased enrollment in several national ranking programs

On-boarded two new student designers to facilitate their understanding of best practices, brand standards, and support their acclimation into the Hub work culture