Joffrey Anthony Jans was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1981. The son of a designer and an opera singer, he was raised in a creative family environment in which he acquired a wide knowledge and love of music and learned to play piano, guitar and drums. Early in his childhood, he also developed an intense passion for painting and sculpture. He attended the renowned Leibniz Gymnasium in Offenbach, and he also took courses in creative drawing, figure drawing and sculpture. After graduation, he studied design management and then communications design at the Parsons School in Paris. It was at Parsons where Jans discovered his preference for film and animation. Mid-way through his studies, Jans transferred to Parsons School in New York where he continued his training in animation and film and embarked on numerous personal art projects. In New York, Jans also aided the formation of the successful creative group Kompost NYC, which achieved almost immediate international recognition in commercial advertising. Despite his success in advertising, Jans left the company to dedicate himself exclusively to his own fine art projects.
2001-Abitur at the LeibnizschuleOffenbach/ Main
2001-2003Parsons School of DesignParis
2003-2005Parsons School of DesignNew York
2005-Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Parsons School of Design
December 2002 Corporate Identity for the company "Wave" (Wellness and Vitalization Enterprises)
February 2003 Direction and post-production for the music video of the Swiss Band "PMT"
May 2003 Co-founding the Production firm KOMPOST (www.kompostnyc.com) in New York with partners Yves
Kuperberg, Oliver Conrad, Gian Kleingutti
June 2003 Animation for the NY nightclub "PM"
Pitch for Motorola Animation
Pitch for 'J-Luv' feat. Semi Deluxe music video "Porn Star"
September 2004Motion Identity for "LAVA Records" (Sub-label of Atlantic Records)
November 2004Corporate identity for the London bakery chain "Bread"
Promotion for the company "Terk"
Assistant director, postproduction for Music Video for J-Luv 'Signal' feat. Azat
Assistant director, postproduction of TV commercial for 'Mexico Now'
December 2004Direction and postproduction of the short film series "The Americans of the Decadence" feat. Theodore Boukoulos
January 2005 Founding of the artist group 'Puppetsproject' (www.puppets-project.com) with Christophe Lopez-Huici.
June 2005 Photo shoot "The Americans of the Decadence"
April-August 2005Finalizing the Following Art series: "Faces" / "In God we Trust"
June 2005Separation with Kompost.
August 2005Finalization of the series: "Puppets" / "Masque"
October 2005Start of the first big series of paintings in Berlin, Germany
January 2006Production manager at Dreamwalker GmbH (www.dreamwalker.de)
"Valentine's Day" Animation (mobile content) for Bongiorno
February 2006Mobile content for Media net Berlin Brandenburg
Mobile Content for O2
Project Coordination for "PremiereWin" TV Spot