My Story 2018

Hi, my name is Jess! The name JAZZSIGN© is a colloquial word I made for describing my tendency to jazz things up as I create in a variety of disciplines. Basically, it is my way of representing my style of designing. I have an experimental and spontaneous design process, which I enjoy so much that I often lose track of time.

I have enjoyed sketching my thoughts and dreams on a piece of paper from a very young age. Little did I know that my scribbles would turn into a career. It is not an easy journey, but I am forever grateful for everything that I went through that has got me to where I am today.

I gained my Diploma of Multimedia Design at Natcoll Design Technology in Auckland, and am currently furthering my studies in Communication Design at Otago Polytechnic. Through my years of training in various design disciplines, I have had the privilege of working with numerous clients from diverse backgrounds. Projects undertaken include logo design, printing design, product design, greeting and invitation cards, web design, digital advertising, and pixel art animation. I also keep myself busy by crocheting soft toys and wearable products, all of which can be purchased from my gift shop, ‘Project Hook©’.

When I was very young, I have always loved to create items out of diverse materials. When I was young I wanted a wallet but I didn’t have a lot of money; I search around the house for some material to make my own wallet. Using colored cardstock and some velcro strips I made my wallet. Not realizing what a good job I had done, I was surprised at how impressed my schoolmates were with this unique craft idea. I ended up selling a lot to my friends at school. Through this, I was able to buy a beautiful wallet a few weeks later. Woohoo!

When I’m not working I prefer reading and listening to a wide range of music genres, though Jazz and Rock have always been my top listening choices. At my home, I love watching animals interacting with each other through my kitchen window. They never fail to put a smile on my face. It is a blessing to be living in such a beautiful place like New Zealand, but I also love exploring other countries. Travelling is one of my favorite things. It’s fascinating to see how different cultures have influence over the architectural and economic structures in places throughout the world.

Looking out to the Remarkables in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photographed by Jess Djohari©️

My Philosophy

I believe that my design work is a reflection of my core values, thus an exceptional design is measured by more than its aesthetic value alone, but intrinsically by its fundamental purpose of functionality. I believe that products should be designed beautifully and simultaneously be fully functional. Hard work, combined with refined skill, achieves maximum satisfaction consistently for the designer, client, and the end user.

The essence and beauty of design reach beyond one’s discipline. It is therefore critical to expanding knowledge and skills by encompassing various schools of understanding and practice in order to be fully effective. This is essentially a philosophy of continual self-improvement.

Ultimately, I believe once ongoing personal development through research, education, and participation are crucial to the continual change development and evolvement of technology.


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