Jake Janz is an innovative visual artist who mixes traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge technology to produce and deliver world class works of art.
Following the reception of his undergraduate degree in Communication Arts from Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, Jake has had a broad career spanning over 15 years as both a commercial designer and a privately collected artist. However it has been his most recent work as a sculptor that has elevated the demand for his work by private investors, collectors and commercial developers alike.
Most currently Jake is designing the Ben Carlson Statue for the City of Newport Beach, in honor of his brother in law, the fallen Newport Beach hero lifeguard. In his own words Janz says, "This may be the most meaningful piece that I will ever create". The stainless steel statue will boldly stand 9 feet tall, weighing in at nearly 1 ton, and is scheduled to be installed in McFadden Square at the Newport Pier in March of 2016. Janz is humbled by the recent statements from city officials quoting that this statue will become iconic of Newport Beach and that it will be the most valuable work of art in the city's collection.
Janz currently resides in Corona del Mar, Ca. with his beautiful wife and their two young sons.