An award-winning, designer, artist, design educator, and advocate for the power of design thinking to transform brand experiences, organizations, communities and human experience. For more than 10 years, she's developed engaging design solutions for consulting, marketing, promotional, communications and interpretive programs for Government Agencies, Corporations, Museums, School Systems, Arts and Community organizations and Brands.
Janell founded her first studio in 2006 (Public Design Unit) in Jacksonville, Florida and launched Athenaum Design in 2016, and founded her newest studio, Art + Legend in 2019 in Chicago. She's is active in both the design and entrepreneurial communities, and is a a former board member for the Women's Business Center. She has expertise in design and development of graphics for advertsing, publications, digital, motion graphics, signage systems and interpretive programs. She speaks and writes on design and entrepreneurial topics, conducts courses and lectures, and has taught as an adjunct professor of design at local universities since 2002. She currently lives and works in Chicago.