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Gensler Design, Newport Beach. Corporate Office.  PHOTO: JAKE JANZ

Gensler Design, Newport Beach. Corporate Office. 

PHOTO: JAKE JANZ

 

Oct 1, 2016, 12:00 PM

DESIGN GIANT | Gensler Newport Beach seeks out Jake Janz for Corporate Sculpture

World renowned architectural firm, Gensler Design, refers artist Jake Janz for a corporate monument to be designed and installed as the center piece out front of their beautiful remodel for the Banc of California Headquarters in Santa Ana, Ca.  

 

Rendering by artist Jake Janz of statue to be unveiled.

Rendering by artist Jake Janz of statue to be unveiled.

June 17, 2016, 4:01 PM

LA TIMES | Around Town: Statue of Fallen lifeguard Ben Carlson to be unveiled July 6

The statue, by artist Jake Janz, Carlson's brother-in-law, will depict Carlson clutching a rescue tube and fins in his left hand while his right hand shades his eyes as he gazes toward the ocean.

 

Jake Janz, brother-in-law, and creator of the statue.  MICHAEL GOULDING, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Jake Janz, brother-in-law, and creator of the statue. 

MICHAEL GOULDING, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

JULY 3, 2016, 7:53 PM

OC REGISTER | A Lifeguard's Legacy

It's the most important work that Jake Janz has ever completed. 

For two years, the Newport Beach artist immersed himself in creating the larger-than-life statue, sometimes through the night until the sun rose, making sure every detail was just right.

 

Ben Carlson Statue Unveiling in Newport Beach, July 6

Ben Carlson Statue Unveiling in Newport Beach, July 6

JULY 15, 2016, 7:31 PM

FRESNO BEE | Fresno native designs statue commemorating lifeguard's sacrifice

Innovative technology turned Fresno-born product designer and branding artist Jake Janz into a sculptor of public monuments.

Janz created a 9-foot-tall stainless steel lifeguard that scans the Newport Beach horizon looking for distressed swimmers, just as his brother-in-law, Ben Carlson, did the day he died two years ago.

 

Jake Janz Statue design unveiled in Newport Beach PHOTO: MURPHY KARGES, KARGES MEDIA

Jake Janz Statue design unveiled in Newport Beach

PHOTO: MURPHY KARGES, KARGES MEDIA

AUG 2, 2016, 5:25 PM

OTIS COLLEGE NEWS | Alumnus Jake Janz

Jake Janz ('05) is a visual artist who specializes in large scale figurative sculpture. He received a BFA in Communication Arts from Otis College of Art & Design, in Los Angeles, and has been a commercial designer as well as a privately commissioned artist ever since.