More than just Design.
"I believe in the power of Art as a viable force that can heal, change and fuel people and communities alike. The EAC pivots right into that."
Consultant, Manager, Graphic Designer, Blogger. Janell Nelson is a content creator, specializing in graphic design and visual project management. With a penchant for the whimsy and a passion for positivity, she enjoys working with individuals and entities who “do the unexpected” and/or help underserved communities. With a BFA in graphic design and a minor in fine arts (printmaking, photography), she started her graphic design career in the educational publishing industry and spent over 15 years in that niche, developing skills beyond design/page layout to image research, art buying, copywriting, print production and department management. In May of 2017, she ended her tenure as a design director to pursue more experiential and philanthropic leaning avenues.
Janell has established relationships and produced visual content both within and outside of that network, working with a wide range of clients from professional athletes to Crayola, Facebook, Nickelodeon, Pearson Education, Houghton-Mifflin/Harcourt, Learning Care Group, Jeff Friday and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), The Field Foundation of Illinois, The Surge Institute, The Broad Center in L.A. and more. Projects under her belt span from annual reports, marketing campaigns/adverts, print and digital books, logos, posters, T-shirts (all of the EAC visuals—including this site), and consultation sessions.
She now is President and co-founder of JNJ Creative— a creative firm she runs with fellow EAC member (and husband) Joe Nelson. Through her company, she cultivates passion projects that "put a little more good into the world".