Jan showed an interest in art and film at an early age. A yearbook passage from his kindergarten teacher states, "Draw, and keep on drawing, only the sky's the limit!" Jan remembered her words of encouragement and by age 12, would start formal art education for the next six summers. He continued to study art and form and, in 1998, after granted full Presidential scholarship, he earned B.F.A. and Master degrees in Art and Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design.
During his 10+ years tenure served as a director at the legacy DUCK (now AKA Nobel) in Los Angeles, Jan had pitched and won many high profile campaigns such as M&M’s, Poptarts, Cox Communications just to name a few. His fully animated 3D short film “Rubbuds” has won several international awards and had made its rounds in film festivals.
Since 2015, Jan transitioned to becoming a freelance director collaborating with various agencies and post-production houses around the world. The animated documentary for Riot Games depicting the lives of the gamers was critically acclaimed globally. And his latest project with Isobar, Shanghai, telling a magical story in celebration of the Lunar New Year with the world's best-known mouse, "Mickey Mouse," had a significant impact on Alibaba's online sales.
In addition to computer graphics, many of Jan's traditional art including painting and photography have been permanently collected by galleries and private individuals. Fueled by his passion and skill for design and film-making, Jan continues to produce original work, as he believes that his work speaks from something personal, whether it is created for visual entertainment or implies deeper, abstract thoughts.