Jan has enjoyed an extremely varied and extensive career designing across film, television/digital, advertising and theatre, with wide ranging experience working in both the costume and art departments.
Contemporary dramas she has designed have been diverse in style, scope and genre. Jan has most recently production designed The Gamers 2037 for Ambience Entertainment, a television series aimed at a teen audience set in the dystopian future. Other recent projects have included sketch comedy television series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am and web series Patrica Moore (horror). Previous projects have ranged from creating costumes for the vibrant, alternative inhabitants that populate the Northern Rivers setting of East of Everything, to the depiction of the gritty, inner-city community of Redfern Now and the competitive world of a prestigious ballet school on Dance Academy. She has meticulously researched and realised costumes for many period productions for both the stage and screen, including television mini-series Melba, Brock, and dramatised documentaries Darwin's Brave New World , Catalpa Rescue and Rogue Nation.
In tandem with designing for long form projects, she has also production designed many TVCs and stills. Recent TVC collaborations include Almond Breeze with director Jeffrey Darling, Codral The Voice with director Jeremy Goodall, Hasbro Nerf Christmas with Jason Azcona and Look Good Feel Better with Scott Gibson.
Jan received an AFI Award for Costume Design for Silver City, a feature film set in the milieu of post-war migration. Her work on My Fair Lady was recognised by a Green Room Award for Excellence in Design for Music Theatre. She was nominated for an AACTA Award for her costumes on telemovie Mary: The Making of a Princess. She also received a nomination for an APDG award for Best Costume Design for Web Series Patricia Moore.