Marek/Janci Design is an experienced husband/wife design duo, based in the Chicago area. We each began our design careers at internationally-known companies. Frani Marek honed her design skills at Hallmark Cards, creating packaging, gift product, and video greetings…all, for those who cared enough to send the very best. Ivor Janci, an inveterate gamer, landed his dream design gig at TSR, the D&D folks. There, he added his unique, creative touch to package and game design, illustration, and advertising for TSR's role-playing products. Ivor put a lot of himself into designing at TSR, literally...he is featured prominently on one of the game boxes. Okay...so, he had no choice...his model failed to show up for the photoshoot, and the photographer's time clock was ticking. Sometimes designers have to go the unexpected extra mile...
Our career paths serendipitously collided in the Package Design department at Tonka Toys. Surrounded by toys all day at work, was a fun, yet challenging, experience. Once our Tonka stint was behind us, we decided to join design forces, both creatively, and, for life! You might say our marriage was made in toy-design heaven.
At Marek/Janci Design our focus is on our clients...getting to know them, learning about their business (or product lines), reviewing their design project, and determining the message they want to convey. Armed with as much information as possible, we then create design solutions that are visually impactful, and appropriate for our clients' needs...adding a little humor, or unexpected twist, whenever possible.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your upcoming projects, and together see how we can build a creative partnership. We're into great partnerships, and have worked with some wonderful people. We would love to add you to our client list:
ANIMA - GECC