JUSTIN ANKUS
DESIGN PORTFOLIO BLOG
Author: justinankus@gmail.com
Designer of artistic, sensible digital and physical spatial objects.
Joshua Tree Travel Photos and Art

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 […]

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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 fa├žade 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 JustinInTustin.com

I created Justin In Tustin in 2020 as a men's fashion blog and e-commerce website. Furthermore, the blog showcases the latest in urban trend in the LGBT clothing niche. Check out the latest from JustinInTustin.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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Website Development And Design For UrbanSplatter.com

UrbanSplatter.com was created in 2012 as a blog about my personal interests in the architecture and design community. Since then, the blog has expanded into a multi-facetted digital space. Urban Splatter now has an e-commerce store, top-ranking content related to celebrity home design, and 5+ daily articles on home improvement, construction, interior design, real estate […]

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Lake Wildwood Grass Valley Project

18901 WILDFLOWER DR Location: Lake Wildwood, California Description: Designing for a vacant lot in Northern California on Lake Wildwood for a potential client. The house boasts over 4,000 square feet, a gold cart garage, hot tub, lake dock, easy access to the local private beach and a metal roof that resists local wild fires.

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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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