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Founder of the creative agency, RiSER. Founder of Bragify, a social media aggregator. Author of Burn Your Portfolio, Anatomy of a Design Proposal, and North Kauai Summer Beach Guide. Creator of NorthKauai.com and BobbleQuotes.com. Designer by education. Public speaker by invitation. Jeeper. Wakesurfer. Husband. Dad. Bobblehead. Da Bears!

 I am Michael Janda.

STUFF I’M WORKING ON

Here are a few of the entrepreneurial projects I’m working on. Some are rockin’! Some are just getting started. All of them pass my “having fun as an entrepreneur” filter.

RiSER (FOUNDER)

RiSER (FOUNDER)

I founded my design agency, RiSER, in 2002. We have successfully completed over 1,500 projects for our illustrious client list that includes Disney, Google, NBC, ABC, FOX, National Geographic and more.
BURN YOUR PORTFOLIO (AUTHOR)

BURN YOUR PORTFOLIO (AUTHOR)

My first book, Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should, was published by Peachpit Press in 2013. This book and a Mac are staples in any creatives toolkit. 
BRAGIFY (FOUNDER)

BRAGIFY (FOUNDER)

Bragify is a social media web app launched by my agency, RiSER. Bragify empowers its customers to aggregate, moderate, and market social media content. 
ANATOMY OF A DESIGN PROPOSAL (AUTHOR)

ANATOMY OF A DESIGN PROPOSAL (AUTHOR)

Want to create “project-landing” proposals? With over 2,000 design proposals under my belt it was time to document the process. This e-book, published by Peachpit, shares the secrets to proposal success. 
NORTHKAUAI.COM (CREATOR)

NORTHKAUAI.COM (CREATOR)

Everything you want to know about the north shore of Kauai told through my personal experiences on the island. In a nutshell… my efforts to monetize my vacations.
North Kauai Summer Beach Guide (AUTHOR)

North Kauai Summer Beach Guide (AUTHOR)

The North Kauai Summer Beach Guide is a downloadable PDF that contains maps, photos, and information about 12 of Kauai’s North Shore beaches. 
PUBLIC SPEAKING

PUBLIC SPEAKING

I am happy to share some of the nuggets of wisdom I have learned while growing my agency. I love to speak about entreprenuership and design at universities and creative industry events.
BOBBLEQUOTES.COM (CREATOR)

BOBBLEQUOTES.COM (CREATOR)

A website of shareable memes created by marrying photos of my bobblehead collection with corresponding character quotes.
GIMME CREATIVE (CO-FOUNDER)

GIMME CREATIVE (CO-FOUNDER)

No longer in operation, I co-founded (with two partners) the design agency, Gimme Creative in 2010. Gimme’s objective was to utilize offshore talent (in Peru) to provide low cost graphic design services. (More info coming soon…)

FROM MY BLOG

Ramblings about my business endeavors, lessons learned, and other entrepreneurial adventures.

CLIENTS & BRANDS

Over the course of my career I have had the privilege of working
with some of the greatest brands in the world.

  • Disney Logo
  • Google
  • NBC Logo
  • Warner Bros. Logo
  • ABC
  • FOX Logo
  • Bratz Logo
  • You Tube Logo
  • TV Guide
  • LEGO Logo