Born in Los Angeles and raised in the suburban bubble of Irvine, Janice bloomed into her creative path under the California sun. Her foundation was laid with dreams of space, mystical dragons, drawings on walls, a violin bass guitar, exploding microwaves, frequent trips to the emergency room, and a very supportive family.
Since her youth, Janice loved the outdoors; always enjoying the yearly family trips to National Parks and beaches. She would climb rocks, hunt with sticks, hike mountains and grab any wandering lizards and fish (to her older sister’s dismay). She also accidentally burned her sister once but again, that was completely on accident and she is very sorry. Her sister still hasn’t forgotten... Her love for nature later evolved into a strong passion for the environment, a constant inspiration for her art and writing. Walking around, she would always imagine fantastical stories around her, exaggerating small streams into floods and rustling leaves as lurking monsters.
Janice went to the Rhode Island School of Design. There she majored in Film, Animation, and Video, honing her craft of storytelling. She wrote numerous student films, casting her friends as actors/voice actors and ravished in making her peers laugh. Because she was so hip, she also worked in college radio at Brown University for several years, hosting her own radio show that also had a very hip name (Lethal Airstrike).
Between her Junior and Senior year, Janice took a Leave of Absence and went back to California to support her father through cancer and explore her identity as a "young adult". During that year, Janice hiked mountains and traveled to distant lands like Taiwan, Japan, and...Florida. She freelanced for numerous projects and films, living in San Francisco, and even later pitched several of her own shorts to Nickelodeon.
Now, back from Gap Year, Janice is filled with a maturity she's never possessed before. Imbued with this great power, she hopes to make her parents proud as she embarks for graduation. Her future plans are to rule the world with an iron fist...of smiles :)