Jan’s work career includes having worked for Merkle, Inc., a marketing and database company in their advanced communications group as art director from 1999 through 2012. In this position, Jan collaborated with creative directors and account directors, and managed visual designers and production artists. In a team environment, we developed direct-marketing solutions that were conceptually rich and achieved marketing goals for our clients, including CARE USA, City of Hope, Susan G. Komen, Feeding America and e National Multiple Sclerosis Society to name a few.
Before working at Merkle, Jan was employed (1980-1999) at World Vision USA, an international non-government organization (NGO) that specializes in relief and sustainable development in over 90 countries. As art director in the publications department, Jan provided project management, developed conceptual and stylistic direction, and visual design solutions for their primary donor marketing publications including World Vision Magazine, Childlife, and Partner Magazines; including the transition of these publications to the new branding guidelines.
Jan went back to school 2012-2014 and received certi cation in web design, adding to her visual design skills.
Jan’s personal passion is photography and experimenting with aspects of it. Jan and her husband have lived in West Africa, and have traveled to England and Ireland on photographic self-assignments using conventional cameras. Jan also traveled to Peru with CARE to photograph their agricultural and medical programs.
Jan’s personal photography also explores the limits of the atbed scanner as an imaging tool, rather than a mere means of reproduction. is work makes use of natural elements, mostly owers, creating relationships and surreal combinations: forms and textures engaged in dialogue. e underlying intention of Jan’s scanography work is to provoke an emotional response or elicit questions about familiar notions of beauty, relationship and form.
Along with scanography, Jan has explored plastic camera infrared photography, Polaroid dry image transfers, and encaustic image transfers. ere are at least 12 di erent ways to create photo transfers. Jan is currently exploring and working with the basic image transfer process using acrylic gel mediums and the photo li (skins) transfer methods and is having interesting results.
Jan believes an individuals passion should drive them to continually explore and learn.
You can view Jan’s art and photography at the following link: https://www.behance.net/jcmitchelldesign
Personal work website: https://www.jcmitchelldesign/portfolio