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Design

Identity, Print, Digital

Art

Fine Art, Photography, Experiments

WORDS

Stories, Thoughts, Content

Hi, I'm Jana.

I play hard, work smart, and mix the two wherever it makes sense. I volunteer with community organizations. I eat fresh seafood as often as I can afford to. I enjoy an IPA, Sauvignon Blanc, or bourbon. Sometimes I go running for a long time. If we should have the opportunity to meet in person, first please allow me to remove my earbuds—I probably can't hear you over the music/podcast.

I also received a BFA for my studies in Graphic Design through a competitive design program at James Madison University, and have been working as part of an in-house design team full time and freelance designer for the better half of the last decade.

Design is about conceptualizing and problem solving; an artist leads the viewer to think, while a designer makes it so the viewer doesn't have to think. My purpose as a designer is to create work that stimulates the viewer, and communicates an idea in the most effective way. I am continually being inspired and evolving my style and abilities.

THERE'S MORE...
I was born with more than my share of wanderlust, and I continue to feed it with frequent travel. If ever I'm not listening to music—Radiohead or Robert Randolph or Regina Spektor—I'm probably making my own, likely on guitar, piano, or hairbrush-mic. 

INFLUENCES & INSPIRATION
Antoni Gaudi • Alphonse Mucha • Candy Chang • Jonathon Ive • Zaha Hadid • Paul Rand • Saul Bass • Jan Lenica • Julian Opie • El Lissitzky • Sol Lewitt • Koloman Moser • John Foster • ...that's a good start.


 
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(Thanks, Courtney, for letting me borrow your pooch while you're out of town—Spencer, who's a good boy?!?)

 

I am not shy.

Don't be a stranger!

 

jana.burtner@gmail.com
Tel: 1.540.830.JANA

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Clients


Commissions & Collections

Gary Bugg, "Bugg70" | Kyle & Lindsay Houff | Terry & Brenda Hoops | Emily Young | Alexis St. Clair Williams

 

Recognition & Affiliations

 
  • Photographs Published, Richmond Region Tourism Guide 2018 // January, 2018
  • Photographs Published, Huffington Post // June, 2017
  • Communicator Awards, w/Hinge, Cherry Bekaert Website // 2013
  • Merit Award, Art Director's Club of Metropolitan Washington, The Real Show // 2010
  • AIGA, Richmond Chapter // 2011-Present
  • AIGA, Washington, DC Chapter // 2010-2011
  • Kappa Pi Art & Art History Honors Fraternity // 2009-Present
  • Photographs Published, James Madison University's Gardy Loo // 2009

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CHEERS!

Thanks for visiting.