a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in art history, a concentration in book arts, and a cumulative GPA of 3.94.
Jianna grew up in Marin County in California and spent most of her childhood on roller blades. She has tried almost every sport and dance style, but only tennis and volleyball ever stuck. She was trained as a classic opera singer, performing in La Boheme at the young age of seven and graduating from the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus at the age of twelve, but now reserves her singing for her the occasional karaoke night.
She moved from California to New York City to attend the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, funded by the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship from the Institute for Educational Advancement. Excited to finally be in the same city as her beloved New York Yankees, she quickly lost many of her California laid-back mannerisms and became immersed in NYC culture. She fell in love with the quick pace, the pizza, the fashion, and most of all the subway (she still doesn’t know how to drive). If it weren’t for the occasional drop of “dude,” you might never know she was originally from the Golden State.
Since graduation, she has journeyed back to the West Coast, setting up shop in Razorfish's Portland office as a designer/associate designer/creative intern/graphic person. While she has experience in many aspects of design, her passion lies in creating beautiful and intuitive user experiences, no matter what the medium. She cares more about who she works with than what she works on, and is always looking for new collaborators/co-conspirators to create something innovative.