About Me

Jana Yeakel

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I am an extremely motivated Creative Director and Project Manager with 16 years experience managing creative development for entertainment, educational and marketing applications, including interactive and print. With a positive, energetic outlook, I thrive on being an integral part of a highly creative team developing cutting edge product. With strong organizational skills and a eye for detail, I have been very successful in designing and managing complex, challenging projects involving large teams over many disciplines – not only meeting, but exceeding expectations.

These recommendations offer great insight into my work ethic and abilities.

The Elephant in the Room

Considering me to manage your project?  Some may think that if it’s not the same type of project as my past experience that I may not be a good candidate. Wrong!  Many of the projects I have managed dealt with either subject matter or technologies I had no or little prior knowledge of or experience with.  I successfully got up to speed very quickly and led the projects with creative solutions and excellent outcomes.  Always with a fresh and forward-thinking perspective, the phrase “can’t be done” is only valid when it has been proven to me.  Then I quickly find an alternative path.  I would say one of my strongest values is offering unique solutions to any creative challenge.

My overall basic design sensibilities and project/team management skills can be applied to any industry or genre on any platform.  I have the ability to look at a new challenge with fresh, inquisitive, skillful eyes and search out the details I need to help develop a distinctive and relevant solution.  So bring it on!

A Personal Note

This website is a sampling of my career experiences and artistic abilities.  I have many samples not included, and  at times more current work is available.  Please feel free to request more samples here.

I have been truly fortunate to have been able to spend the majority of my working years doing something I enjoy immensely, and to have worked alongside incredible, motivating individuals that have taught me more than I could ever have absorbed from a book or lecture.  Hard work but also so rewarding!

I am a native Californian, born in Hollywood and have resided in several areas of this beautiful state- from my childhood in Thousand Oaks to San Rafael in the upper S.F. Bay area to the mountains by Yosemite to my current location in a Historical District of Pasadena. I love the artzy architecture of many Southern California areas and have a true love of all things in nature, especially plants and animals.  Working in the garden or reading by my koi pond helps balance the many hours of computer work!

Highly Recommended

Michael Shirley, Director of Creative Services, Sapient

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jana at WorldPlay Entertainment, Presage, and Sapient. She is a consummate professional, demonstrated by her integrity, communication, work ethic, creativity and ability to work comfortably and successfully in complicated work environments. She is both wonderfully creative and detail & task oriented, making her a perfect fit for leading teams on highly creative projects. Jana values team input/feedback and ideas, and has the ability to successfully incorporate all appropriate material into the project, as well as communicating with all other disciplines to fine-tune the functional requirements of all aspects of the technology involved. In short, Jana is a joy to work with, and any project she is involved with has always been successfully completed in a very rewarding fashion!!”

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