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.

Photos taken on February ‎25, ‎2020 by Justin Ankus at the old car motor factory for our studio project.

Kailee working that professional glamorous angle.
Seriously though.. Yes qwueen.

Architecture Adrenaline is another website that I made. The concept is trendy architectural concepts and digital art. Furthermore, there is a fashion e-commerce component. The following is graphics that I produced for the creative conceptual website.

The collages were made from an image taken of a bones from a decayed fish at the Salton Sea, California. Nature is the best at informing us on the most efficient use of materials. Furthermore, I collaged the vehicle cabin with people inside for a reference of scale.

The original end table was black and roughly painted. After meticulous finishing, the piece was painted in milk paint. Also, the embellished pieces were gilded with gold leaf.

I created this metal matrix (used for print making) at a collaborator's studio in Oak Park, Chicago. The series consisted of 5 pieces. Furthermore, the print embodies the flow of conceptual knowledge through physical evolutions of architecture.

These graphic pieces are of a maid, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and myself. Montaged between virtual Sim (a computer game for those of you who don't know) and reality. Spectral color gradients are collaged.

London terrace house hand drafted axonometric plan and section drawings digitally collaged.


Customized art piece for a friend's living room.

Tools: CNC machine, a laser cutter and 3D printer.



The following is a series of 5 pieces. Furthermore, the first piece was made using acrylic paint and collage, while the rest were oil paint. The actual sizes are 8" x 10". Each piece was made for a specific individual in my life.

Nostalgic materialism in a new age.
Serenity, calmness and peace.
Impressionistic floral celebration.
Golden synthetic coast.

Boxism Over Cubism

Crazy things happen here in Joshua Tree. The national park has brought many interesting people to the area.

I found this out when my friend and I went to Joshua Trees one summer break, but not because of anything that happened within the park itself- instead it was just an average day spent exploring different areas around town; however there are so many interesting people who live in these parts!

Joshua tree is simply a place of wonders, and some people come here just for the experience.

Joshua trees are greener than most other places in California; they have brought out those with an interest or appreciation in nature's beauty to make themselves at home among their lush subtleties--and crazy things happen! Experimentalist architecture and art which are not of subtly lives in the middle of this desert city.

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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