I enjoy good food, experimenting in the kitchen, collecting Happy Meal Toys, kickboxing, and I recently dabbled in videography.

Hey, I’m Jan.

I’m a designer living in sunny Southern California. I previously designed at Automattic, makers of WordPress. Prior to that, I designed at SendGrid and NationBuilder.

I’ve been designing professionally for 15 years. I was born and raised in the Philippines. In 2011, I was invited by SendGrid to come to the US to work as the company’s first designer, and I’ve been living here since with my husband, our energetic toddler, and our Terrier mix, Beans.

select publications

Interface Lovers Interview

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)Women in Web Design

Photoshop Projects Magazine #8Five Minutes with Jan

Web Designer Magazine #155Blogger’s Opinion

Web Designer Magazine #174Experts’ Opinion: Wordpress 3.0

.NET Magazine #181Website Showcase of the Month

Web Design Magazine FranceEntrevue Avec Le Concepteur Jan Cavan
(Interview with Designer Jan Cavan)

speaking & events

WordCamp Orange County, SpeakerJun 2018 / Irvine, CA

Adobe Max Insider(Handpicked by Adobe)
Jun 2013 / Los Angeles, CA

Annual Design Awards, JudgeSep 2012 / Virtual

UI Design Mini Bootcamp, SpeakerAug 2012 / Los Angeles, CA

Re:Build Design Conference, SpeakerJul 2011 / Indianapolis, IN

The Future of Web Design NYC, SpeakerNov 2010 / Manhattan, NY

Cebu Digital Design Awards, JudgeJun 2010 / Cebu, Philippines

Open Source Awards, JudgeNov 2010 / Virtual

Palm trees photo by Marisol Benitez on Unsplash

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publications

Interface Lovers Interview

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)Women in Web Design

Photoshop Projects Magazine #8Five Minutes with Jan

Web Designer Magazine #155Blogger’s Opinion

Web Designer Magazine #174Experts’ Opinion: Wordpress 3.0

.NET Magazine #181Website Showcase of the Month

Web Design Magazine FranceEntrevue Avec Le Concepteur Jan Cavan
(Interview with Designer Jan Cavan)