Hello, I'm KJ.
Lets take a trip down memory lane.

I began my career at a ripe young age of 19. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I showed up at University Technology Sydney awkwardly wearing my older brother’s oversized suit, a looney tunes tie, and a briefcase (no joke). I was ready to become a developer.

In case you were wondering, you read correctly—a developer. I started coding front end websites for the Universities’ internal and external websites. I quickly realized I was a much better designer than I was a dev. Suffice it to say that I gravitated to my right hemisphere.

By 2009, I became a strong digital designer, and I had a solid understanding of the internet. It was around this time that I decided to pivot and focus all my attention on moving images. I would spend the next 3-5 years immersed in this subject, and at no surprise, I started seeing everything as a narrative. Storytelling became my mantra.

Me with my older brothers. Circa 1984.
Arsicault bakery, SF. Circa 2018.

Today, I love being able to combine the different mediums I have picked up along the way. I utilise all these methods to find a solution to a problem or to be able to tell a more meaningful and concise story. I believe this is one of my most significant skillset – the ability to integrate visual design, motion graphics, video, and 3D.

Knowledge and learning are a pillar for lasting success. This is one of my recurring pieces of advice to the raw creatives coming into the industry. “The day you stop learning is the day you should start thinking about getting a new job.” In so many cases, what may seem like the most arbitrary information you store in your memory will be the key factor that turns your next project from good to great.

Thank you for stopping by taking a moment to read my story. I’m grateful you took the time to read this. My name is Kim Janson, but you can call me “KJ.”


Jan 2019 – nowHelix DesignCreative director & founder
Sep 2018 – Jan 2018Audible Japan, Audible AustraliaCreative director
Oct 2016 – Nov 2018Qantas AirwaysProduct design director
Jun 2015 – Oct 2016M&C SaatchiDesign director
Feb 2014 – Jun 2015Fox SportsHead of visual and experience Design
May-2012 – Feb 2014The Works SydneyDesign and animation director
Oct 2007 – Apr 2012TBWASenior designer and animator
Sep 2006 – Oct 2007Isobar / One DigitalSenior art director
Jan 2006 – Sep 2006Made in KatanaDigital designer and animator
Jun 2005 – Jan 2006Chook DigitalDigital designer
Jan 2004 – Jun 2005Impart MultimediaJunior Designer
Jan 2003 – Oct 2003University of Technology, SydneyDeveloper intern


2016APG Awards – Best use of data – GoldIAG Safer Homes
APG Awards – Business Planning – GoldIAG Safer Homes
AMI National Award for InnovationIAG Safer Homes
2014Foundy Hack-a-thon – Peoples choiceGauge video commenting
2013ADMA SilverCanberra Toursim – The Human Brochure
IAB FinalistCanberra Toursim – The Human Brochure
APMA SilverCanberra Toursim – The Human Brochure
Gold Australian Tourism AwardsCanberra Toursim – The Human Brochure
2011D&ADPedigree digital campaign
ADMAPedigree digital campaign
One ShowPedigree digital campaign
AIMIAPedigree digital campaign
SpikePedigree digital campaign
AWARD Awards – Bronze PencilCoopers Brewery website
2010Advertising & Design ClubCoopers Brewery website
Creative ShowcaseCoopers Brewery website
2009ADMANissan 370z Take the Wheel
One Show Interactive – BrandingNissan 370z Take the Wheel
2008One Show Interactive – Silver PencilBe Kind Rewind

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