Hello

I love bringing 
order to chaos.

Hello! I’m Janine Winters, a Communications Designer and Creative Project Manager in Portland, Oregon. Below you’ll find some of my recent work and endorsements from smart people I’ve worked with. If you’re feeling froggy, you can contact me here.

Why Design? Making Sense & Looking Awesome.

Why Design? Making Sense & Looking Awesome.

Intentional, good design works in service of the message, putting it out in front, supporting it, and clarifying it with the lightest touch possible.

I love (actually love) realizing a client has sent a table that should be bullet points, or information in a paragraph that's better suited to a table.

The visual components — the fonts and graphic assets, the shape and form of the paper, the file format, the aspect ratio — these are a critical pieces of the pie. A good designer attends to these subtle things, ensuring that every component is in service of the message. To that end, naturally, it’s best if it all looks totally awesome and appealing to your target audience.

Of course, “awesome” looks different for every project, and it’s my job to ask thoughtful questions to root out what  it means to you, and to align those preferences with the specific needs of your project.

Endorsements

  • Alana Ballon, Co-Founder and Director of Learning Programs and Business Development at Inqune

    Janine’s incredible design work has driven interest from the investment community and new deals for our organization. Her ability to quickly learn and understand the needs we are addressing for clients has allowed us to create innovative assets and create an industry-recognized brand for our small organization.

    She consistently executes deliverables on-time and exceeds our client expectations on every project. Clients regularly comment that the assets created make them feel they are presenting a big company feel on a small company budget.

  • Andrew Merriam, Director of Business Development at Top Level Design

    With Janine’s expert eye, we were able to create the most elegant and well thought-out marketing kit that our little industry has ever seen. The compliments do not cease to come in and I gladly take them on Janine’s behalf. Her skill-set is unique and powerful, and I know that I will continue to work with her as we need both digital and physical sheets and info packets.

  • Katie Proctor, Co-Founder and Director of Projects, Resources, and Quality at Inqune

    Getting to work with Janine Winters on Stealing Time Magazine and on Inqune projects has been a continuing source of joy in my life over the past several years. She is so talented, so smart, and so delightfully deadline-oriented. If you have a project, from a postcard to a monograph, that needs to be designed to look good and make sense — call Janine. You won’t regret it.

  • Dennis Stovall, Publisher at Ooligan Press & Program Director of Book Publishing Master’s Program, PSU (retired)

    Janine is talented, intelligent, and well organized. She’s a great collaborator, always supportive of others, but she also demonstrates initiative and leadership in all her work. She writes well. She thinks well. And she has a sense of humor.

  • Jack Wray, California Painter

     These were for my first showing of oil paintings and I had never designed cards and fliers before. I very much enjoyed the experience because she guided me through the process in a way that I always felt like I was in control of the design. In the end, she created just what I never knew I always wanted.

  • Yeshaya Douglas Ballon, Co-Director of Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction

    In publishing my first book, I was fortunate to have Janine on my team. As an art major and architect, I know just enough about graphics to be dangerous. Fortunately, Janine knows much, much more. With talent, a discerning eye, and a whole lot of patience, she provided the excellent design of my book from cover to cover. Moreover, it was a pleasure working with her every step of the way.