Jan Jancourt’s recent sabbatical was an exploration of motion design, an area where he holds a deep appreciation and has long been promoted within MCAD. These explorations are reflected through a series of projects where Jancourt reframes his graphic design expertise to operate within a time-based media environment.
After earning his master's degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Jan Jancourt pursued an extended working internship and residency at Studio Dumbar in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Following his return to the states, Jancourt worked in Minneapolis at the studios of Seitz, Yamamoto, and Moss, and Cucci Design before taking his current position at MCAD. He maintains an active design studio, specializing in identity systems, publications, cultural and promotional design solutions.
Jancourt's clients have included: Carleton College, American Public Radio, Hunt Adkins, Intermedia Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Utne Reader, and MCAD. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been recognized by a number of publications, including Print, ID Magazine, Emigre, Idea, Critique, Design Quarterly, Dutch Graphic Design, 100 Dutch Posters, The Graphic Edge, Typography Now, and Typography Now 2.