Born Jan-Vincent Halili in Burbank, CA.
Never misses new comic Wednesday at the local comic shop.
Is discouraged from going to art school. Goes to university.
Decides graphic design is “like art, but with a computer”, finishes with a BA in Marketing and Graphic Design at CSUF.
Has a paid internship at a downtown Orange ad agency. Enjoys Friday’s group lunch at Tony’s in Anaheim.
Becomes a competitive video game player. Travels the U.S. competing in a game called Street Fighter.
Takes seasonal job at Tropitone for a few years.
Learns Lightwave one summer because 3D is the future.
Joins Millennium Advertising for a few years. Learns to design extremely fast.
Completes CSUF extended education courses in web design.
Takes typography courses at ArtCenter in Pasadena.
Starts Jan Halili Design for freelance work.
Realizes he’s become very good at re-branding…
Co-organizes and manages all event production for conferences with 100-300 attendees. Manages all aspects of creative including show flow, directs the AV team (all lighting and audio), and designs all event graphics (stage graphics, name badges, signs, presentation decks, booklets, banners, and more).
Sees opportunity in the vaping boom. Starts a vape marketing company with his cousin for kicks.
The company gains over 125,000 followers on Instagram. Figures he’s now an influencer.
Co-creates, plans, markets, and promotes Vapers Unite, a vape trade show in Washington, that attracts over 1,000 attendees.
Orange County, CA
Jan Halili is EXCEPTIONAL! He's the ONE you're looking for! His work is on par with the top design agencies and without all the overhead costs. He exceeded my best expectations and delivered a world-class design experience paired with an AMAZING brand for my new business venture. I work at a Fortune 100 company and know Digital Product Development - what I appreciate most about Jan is how he operated like a Creative Design Partner. He always expressed genuine interest in knowing me, my vision, and what I was trying to communicate in my brand (logo, word-mark, & slogan). He was timely in communication, so easy to work with, and iteratively brought my brand to life through efficient and effective design rounds, allowing me to shape his creative direction while leaning on his extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary design. I can't say enough positive things about my experience.
Jan was AWESOME!!! This was our first time working with an artist to bring our vision to life. He did his homework before coming to the first meeting and had some great ideas that really blew us away. Jan had the job done fairly quickly and left time for us to give last minute suggestions. We will be using Jan again on future projects.
Susy Shasky, Glam22 Cosmetics
Jan is a true professional and great communicator. Thank you for being such a great designer to work with. Look forward to future projects.
Jonathan Medford, Southeastern Community College
Jan was brilliant from his first communication, he addressed all my concerns in his cover letter. He took my initial instructions and delivered exactly what I asked for. Jan was attentive to the details and the quality of his work was fantastic.
Mandy Khaira, JSK Photography
Jan's attention to detail and willingness to openly communicate with us throughout all phases of the work truly sets him apart from everyone else – definitely leaps and bounds above the rest.
Lisa Kellett, Villain Vapors
Jan was excellent to work with! Extremely clear communication and brilliant execution of design. He was very flexible as our project changed somewhat part way through our contract and he rolled with it. Will definitely be hiring Jan again for future projects!
A.J. Rohrer, Aviliosoft
Jan was terrific to work with. He has a great ability to translate thoughts into reality. He is also extremely responsive and genuinely cares about his craft. It was a pleasure to follow Jan through his process. I strongly recommend him for logo, icon, and slogan development.
Matthew Schechner, Essential Advisory Services