About Me

Hi, I’m Janis.

With a passion for Design, Accessibility, and User Research, I built a 16 year career as a designer, educator, writer and local guest speaker. My articles on Medium have been featured in Prototypr.io and UXResearchTO. I have given talks at local events by Wordcamp, A11yTO, and RGD.

Since 2004, I watched the tech industry evolve, and adapted with it – moving from humble roots in Graphic Design to becoming a self-taught UX and Accessibility professional. The gamut of my experience encompasses organizations of all sizes from early stage startups to large corporations including Scotiabank, Canada Post, and Rogers Media. Throughout, I’ve held numerous positions as both Senior Designer and Accessibility Lead.

As an educator, I’ve taught and mentored design students at General Assembly Toronto and Ladies Learning Code. Through Career Coaching, I continue to assist designers of all stages in their career, including advising on job readiness, career advancement, change, and those new to the tech industry. My unique experience and exposure also allows me to provide insightful assistance to individuals seeking to learn more about accessibility and user research.

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