Jan A. Manon is an American artist, author, pilot and inventor from Burlington, Vermont. Jan published her first book at the age of four. Jan has been creating graphics, editorial content and campaigns for companies, studios and universities for the last 20 years, and apps and user interfaces for the last 11 years. She is a self-taught software engineer and has redesigned aeronautical and automotive interfaces for leading companies. Jan enjoys a collaborative relationship with many clients, brands and agencies. Jan's also been working on her first fantasy novel on the sidelines (slated for 2019 launch).
Most days she's working on design concepts, digital marketing, apps, engineering and interactive projects for clients as Creative Director of Elf. Jan's excited by conceptualizing big ideas as well as thoughtful graphic design and strategy. Her design interests range from creating tech advertising campaigns and fluid user interfaces to meticulously crafting a product that you can hold in your hands and designing a car dash, airplane or spacecraft. She splits her time among Elf locations in the United States and western Europe. In her downtime, she's usually out with friends and family, playing with kids and dogs. On adventurous days, she takes a backcountry trip or heads to Montreal or the Caribbean for a change of scenery. Coffee's usually involved. Jan also occasionally models for ski wear and modern apparel.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, CONCEPT, STRATEGY, APPS, SOFTWARE DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Apple Inc., Efiia Group, National Geographic Traveler, Amazon, TradeTec, Aston Martin and CG Unlimited
EDITORIAL AND CONTENT STRATEGY
Capital Wealth Planning, Tevora, Geoscape, Intercontinental Hotels Group, The Vanderbilt Museum, This Is Green, Milliman and Search Discovery
STORY DEVELOPMENT, SCRIPTS FOR FILM & VIDEO
AUDIO DESIGN, PRODUCTION, SCORING & EDITING
Efiia Group, This Is Green, University of Chicago and 200+ small businesses
Several car manufacturers (2016-present)
Design Boom, Emory Magazine, Fubiz, Seven Days and ADC Tomorrow Awards
ARTICLES & IDEAS SHARED IN:
Investopedia, Apple Insider, Stanford d. school, NASDAQ, Adage, Creativity, Business Insider and Yahoo! Finance
ADC Tomorrow Awards and Stevie Awards
Italian A' Design Awards
Projects I'd love to work on:
STORY - BOOKS, movies & audio
Writing my fiction books - fantasy, science fiction and suspense series.
Feature-length screenplays and television video series.
DESIGN & Engineering
Web and Mobile Design
Well executed app design and development for big ideas.
Wildlife Corridors, Sanctuaries, Preserves and Parks
To create any space that would help in the care of animals.
Apps, games and electronics.
Tailored yet fluid for excellent form and fit.
Thoughtful design for products that you can hold in your hands.
Ski and Snowboard Equipment Design
New artwork and modern designs and features.
Event, Retail and In-Store Experiences
For the best guest experience imaginable.
Directing feature-length movies and working with a composer.
Composing the lyrics and music for a soundtrack or album.
Designing car dashes, airplanes and spacecraft.
Transportation Building Design
Designing interiors of airport terminals into more enjoyable spaces.
Designing better ways to harness renewable energy.
Strategy for new and existing models to deliver the best user experience.
To make cities and urban spaces more livable and enjoyable.
For daily things at home and work (like a personal assistant).
NOVEL IN PROGRESS:
Currently, I am working on a fantasy novel. It's taking a while as you can see - partly because I am learning things as I go and also as I am occupied with work at Elf a lot these days. The book is coming together however and it will be ready in 2019 at last! - Jan Manon