Welcome to Jane Lockhart Designs, LLC!
In 2014, I sat at the kitchen table with my dad, some coffee, and a piece of pie. It was an early summer morning, and as we normally do when we get together, we started talking about work.
I’d just finished a big project at my job as a technical writer for an international company, and won an award for it. I’d done great, but really wasn’t satisfied. As I showed my dad my project that day, the passion for my work was just gone. I love my clients, but I’d been doing the same work for 6 years. I wanted to keep doing great work for my team, but needed to add something more creative to keep me challenged.
I wanted to find a way to make a living off of my extensive professional creative skill-set: journalism, design, photography, and content development/strategy, in a fresh new way. And I wanted to work for creative people who needed help making their business communications come together in an elegant and thoughtful way.
And something clicked in that moment. Maybe it was the coffee kicking in, but my dad kind of jumped off of his chair as he suddenly cut me off, “Have you ever thought about user experience design?”
Two years, many conferences, books, and a graduate degree later, I am a full-time content strategist and user experience designer. I love what I do! It’s a mix of design, writing, and interviewing (with a bit of OCD calendar planning thrown in for good measure) the makes me excited to get into my studio every day.
I specialize in helping your business to realize big design ideas and to manage their content with well-thought out strategies so that you can focus on the things that are important to you. I love help turn my clients’ visions into reality—whether designing wireframes to lay out your new website or coming up with a content strategy that ties all your communications into one seamless package.
“The amount of time you work is not as important as the quality of your work. As a creative person, I am always filled with a million ideas—the real work is to edit and distill them. In order to do that, I need to have clarity in my mind. I can see the beauty in so many things —natural materials, dance, film, poetry—but sorting through it all to actually create something is the challenge.” -Miyako Nakamura, former head designer at Zac Posen