How WordPress Changed My Life

Growing up, I’ve always been very creative and drew a lot, perhaps influenced by my dad who has exceptional drawing skills, but I never thought I’d be Designer. In the early 2000s, I had an idea. I wanted a place … Continue Reading →

Engagement Logo Design Process

I wanted something clean and simple for the Engagement logo. Initially, I was playing around with the idea of a stylized “E” combined with something that represents data/statistics/graphs, but I wasn’t very much convinced with the “E” idea. It doesn’t … Continue Reading →

I’m Joining Automattic

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining Automattic as a UI Designer, the company behind WordPress.com, and a variety of awesome products including Gravatar, Jetpack, Akismet, Simplenote, and many more. WordPress powers more than 22% of the top 10 million … Continue Reading →

The New JanCavan.com

Last June 17, I launched this new version of my site. It probably took me over an entire month to get it all up and running. They always say, “You are your worst client” and that rang true. I found … Continue Reading →

Adobe MAX 2013

As some of you may already know, I got invited to attend one of the biggest design conferences this year, Adobe MAX. Of course, I was pretty stoked about it as it’s quite a rare experience to actually sit front … Continue Reading →

Invited to Adobe MAX 2013

I’ve been very fortunate to have been invited at this year’s Adobe MAX Conference as an Adobe MAX Insider. It’s an exclusive opportunity that takes place on May 6th – 8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I’m looking forward … Continue Reading →

This Isn’t Goodbye, Just “See You Later”

Today, I have launched this new site. I’ve purchased this domain back in 2009 and sort of neglected it. Well, I did try to pretty it up a little bit and turned it into some sort of "lifestream", a central … Continue Reading →

UI Design Mini Boot Camp

I recently gave a presentation at the Southern California Web Designers and Developers Meetup group. I’d have to say, this crowd is awesome! Thank you all for coming out and for being very patient despite the technical difficulties we experienced. … Continue Reading →

Judging This Year’s Annual Design Awards

I’m stoked to be judging this year’s Annual Design Awards 2012 alongside Ivan Chermayeff and Sagi Haviv of “Chermayeff & Geismar”. Chermayeff & Geismar is a firm known for designing logos for companies like National Geographic, NBC, Xerox, Mobil, PBS, … Continue Reading →

Road Trippin’ to Salvation Mountain

Today, I went on a mini road trip out of impulse. It was a beautiful day, the sun was out, but I have to say it’s a little to hot but that’s better than heavy rain, right? I put on … Continue Reading →