Janice is a designer and maker who was born and raised in Los Angeles but has since made Chicago her home. She received her undergraduate degree from UCSD in Human Development with an area of focus on Visual Arts where she focused in on toy design used during therapy for children with behavioral disorders. After spending a few years in marketing and advertising, as well as investing in her own passion projects, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she investigated the theory and practice of Human-Centered Design in different innovative business models. Her field research included redesigning a CPS school cafeteria using HCD methods with Greater Good Studio, as well as working with NYC's Local Projects design studio where she really fell in love with technology.
She has since served spaces like UL, Gene Siskel Film Center, Civilla, and private clients where she specializes in start-up strategy, story-telling, and marketing/branding strategy. When she's not participating in design projects, you can find her teaching Letterpress classes at Spudnik Press, gardening in her community gardens around Logan Square/Humboldt Park, traveling, practicing yoga, and reading books.
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