JANELL CONNER.

Designer. Creative Director.

DESIGNER.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
ENTREPRENEUR.

I'm an award-winning, designer, artist, design educator, and advocate for the power of design thinking to transform brand experiences, organizations, communities and human experience.

Be Bold.
Be Honest..

For me, design is about creating visual experiences that reveal unexplored truth with each image, tone, type selection, and juxtaposition.

Vibrant..

When they're done right, even muted tones can be packed with Intense colors, energy, and meaning.

See Project

STUDIO

Art +
Legend


Art + Legend is my creative studio, focused on building unforgettable brands, websites, motion graphics and media.


Learn More




EXPERIENCE


For more than 10 years, I've designed engaging visual solutions for creative, consulting, marketing, communications and interpretive programs for Government Agencies, Corporations, Museums, School Systems, Higher Ed, Non-Profits, The Arts and Brands.



I've also shared my passion for design with Undergraduate students throughout my career. I've taught as an adjunct professor of design at local colleges and universities -- primarily in the areas of graphic layout, design, and visual communication. My creative passion is creating bold iconic images -- brands and experiences that move people.

Resume

I'm a hands-on designer and Art Director with expertise in more than 20 software programs for visual design, video, motion graphics and animation. I design experiences, ideate conceptual creative and campaigns and can build or manage a team to bring ideas from the initial creative concept through development, build and deployment for design deliverables on more than a dozen platforms. My areas of expertise are web design, motion graphics, publication design, brand identity, packaging design, and omni-channel creative ad campaigns.

Download Resume

The artist is a collector of things imaginary or real.

The scrap heap and the museum are embraced with equal curiosity. He takes snapshots, makes notes and records impressions on tablecloths or newspapers, on backs of envelopes or matchbooks. Why one thing and not another is part of the mystery, but he is omnivorous.” ― Paul Rand

"I have always wanted my art to service my people – to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential. We have to create an art for liberation and for life."

Elizabeth Catlett
Artist

Clients:

Tress Club



In 2020, I launched TressClub.com -- an e-retail hair care shop and startup for women and men who love to show love to their hair. Designed with the aesthetic of the traditional Black Beauty Supply in mind, TressClub.com sells more than 100 well loved brands to customers worldwide.


Shop TressClub.com



PORTFOLIO


expe

In 2020, I launched TressClub.com -- an e-retail hair care shop and startup for women and men who love to show love to their hair. Designed with the aesthetic of the traditional Black Beauty Supply in mind, TressClub.com sells more than 100 well loved brands to customers worldwide.


Visit Portfolio



Contact

Chicago, Il USA

contact@janellconner.com

Message me. Let’s get started.
Your message is successfully sent...
Sorry something went wrong!