I’m Janross Denise , A tiny human trying to make a big difference with mindful design.

I’m a Filipino Graphic Designer living in Calgary, AB with my family and two small dogs. I may not look like it, but I’m in my mid-20’s. Yes…Really. 🤣

Stories told through lines and colours intrigued me as a kid; making me fall in love naturally, with animation, comic books and movies. I was a quiet, always listening to stories and was too shy to tell my own; but at the same time, I would draw non-stop in my sketchbooks, even “inappropriate” places like our walls, my math books, test papers and myself.

Now, I have more self-restrain in vandalizing important papers and found a great outlet to express my thoughts via graphic design and the magic of computer technology! Although I find comfort knowing I have my ‘ol pen and paper always within arms reach.

It was a confusing journey getting to where I am right now. I studied in a variety of fields, from Chemical Engineering to Mass Communications until finally, settling into New Media Production and Design at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

With over 7+ years in being a professional graphic designer, I strive to learn new things because the thought of being stagnant scares me. I always try to look at the world with a child like enthusiasm and wonder; excited to always apply what I learn to personal projects and professional work.

In rare occasions that I am not at home (on my days off), you can find me in movie theaters, arcades, comic book stores and food hunting my wife. In the summer, I drive with my family and dogs back to Banff (where I used to live) and just enjoy the nature like everybody else. But aside from nature photos, I prefer capturing images of forgotten logos on brick walls and interesting graffities in the streets.

My goal as a designer is to provide a creative solutions to my clients with strategic and mindful design.

As a human being, I just want to help the world be a kinder place. To use creativity to help others.

A quote from an inspiration of mine, Jeong Kwan (Zen Buddhist Nun / Chef), once said,

“Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment.”

 

Design Without Ego.

Skillset

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe XD
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects
WordPress
Webflow
Blender

Education

SAIT
New Media Production and Design
Bachelor’s Degree in Art
2016 2018
Saint Louis University
Mass Communications
Arts & Communications
2011 2013

Experience

New Wave / P4 Sports Agency
Graphic & Web Developer/Designer
Calgary, AB
2018 Present
Canlin Energy Corporation
Web Designer Developer
Calgary, AB
2018