Author: justinankus@gmail.com
Designer of artistic, sensible digital and physical spatial objects.
Website Design and Development for JJClayStudio.com - Shop my Handmade Ceramic Collection

Shop my latest ceramics collection at JJClayStudio.com !    

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Website Design And Developement Of ArchitectureAdrenaline.com

My enthusiasm for innovative buildings and structural designs has evolved into this dedicated space. This blog and e-commerce platform is catered towards architects, students, and enthusiasts interested in the art and science of architecture. Explore Architectural Design and Urban Planning Additionally, the blog provides comprehensive insights and in-depth details about architectural design, urban planning, and […]

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IBEW Crane Storage Facilities Building Wight & Company

During my internship at Wight & Company in Darien, Illinois I assisted on the design of the building. Designing a monotone, transparent-spectral grid pattern for the façade gave the building it's heightened sense of design.

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Acrylic Gravity Powered Kinetic Clock Art Sculpture

Customized art piece for a friend's living room. Tools: CNC machine, a laser cutter and 3D printer. \  

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Lakeshore Drive Chicago Rooftop Pergola

While working for O'Brien Metal I was tasked with creating fabrication drawings for a 20' x 10' solid aluminum pergola. The project was for the rooftop terrace for a penthouse on Lakeshore Drive in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Furthermore, the project was designed by Dirk Denison Architects. O'Brien metal was sub-contracted to fabricate the pergola. Personally, […]

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1st Dibs E-Commerce Catalog Design

While working for O'Brien Metal in Chicago Illinois, I curated metal architectural and furniture pieces to be sold on 1st Dibs online catalog. The project involved created a curated selection of pieces that have been fabricated at the O'Brien Metal fabrication shop. Furthermore, this involved communication with sales representatives from 1st Dibs to best showcase […]

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Residential Lot Site Analysis Drawings

I created this site analysis while working for Geoff Sumich Design in San Juan Capistrano, California. The client was a real estate agent who was interested in seeing the architectural possibilities on the vacant lot. Furthermore, in this study I represented the buildable square footage of the lot given the legal setbacks and other geographical […]

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Vilnius Train Station Competition: Vortex

Vilnius Lithuania hosted a design competition for revitalizing their central train station and it's surrounding urban context. The following design proposal was done individually. Furthermore, the design includes recreating the original train station façade prior to Soviet Occupation. Overall, this project was of interest to me given that I am a 2nd generation Lithuanian. Check […]

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Website Design And Developement Of PetFishPlants.com

My passions for aquariums and fish tanks manifested into creating this blog and e-commerce website for the hobby of freshwater fish keeping. Furthermore, the blog contains in-depth information regarding specifically aqua-scaping. Check out the latest from PetFishPlants.com.

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Website Design and Development for KrizzyCooks.com

As website developers, David Sunnyside (my collaborator and cousin) wanted to grow our experience from just developing websites for ourselves. We launched Krizzy Cooks in 2020 for my sister Kristina Ankus. The blog features recipes and content related to cooking and nutrition. Furthermore, this is an exciting project for us to test our web development […]

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Website Design And Development For Tech-Exclusive.com

Tech-Exclusive.com was acquired by my collaborator David Sunnyside and myself in 2020. The website was remade into a technology blog with a wide variety of content. Furthermore, the website has affiliate product listings to generate income. The graphics were composed myself through CSS design code.

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Website Development And Design For KefiMind.com

Kefi Mind was created in 2020 by co-founder, David Sunnyside, and myself. KefiMind.com is a blog all about personal health. Furthermore, the graphics and design were composed by myself. Together, David and I work on developing the blog's content through keyword research, search engine optimization (SEO), and content curation. Through our skills in online search […]

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All graphics or photos were produced or taken by Justin Ankus unless otherwise noted.
Welcome to my digital portfolio. Finding balance both graphically and experientially in a design is most important to me. My name is Justin Ankus and I am an architectural designer with website design and development experience. I currently live in Los Angeles with roots from Chicago. Feel free to contact me for any inquiries. Looking forward to connecting with you.
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