Hello, I am Janine.

I am a graduate student at The Academy of Art University, pursuing my MFA in graphic design. I am on the faculty of the School of Graphic Design at Bryant & Stratton College. I have also been working as a freelance graphic designer for 17 years in corporate and business design. Alongside design I have owned several successful companies, and design has driven many of these projects and continues to be a passion in everything I do.

I am lucky to be the owner of several properties, including a beautiful vacation property by Letchworth State Park, which lead me to this thesis project. I have found that there is a lack of support for organizing all the appliances, products and electronic systems contained in a house. So, this thesis project seeks to find a way to make all of this information more accessible and useable.

The journey that I am taking with this project is a big one, but I love a good challenge and look forward to meeting my audience and understanding how they think. It’s my goal to use design to create something really useful for society.