Jeannine Colaco

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Chicago, IL

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As founder of the Chicago-based Studio J9, Jeannine Colaço’s creations are designed to work, beautifully. Her signature is excellence and originality – and a passion for precise detail. She brings her art and master-level design craftsmanship to the creative pursuit of the best visual solutions for her clients, realizing the practical and emotional aspirations of every project.

Jeannine believes a multi-disciplinary approach to design makes for a more profound impact and enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in varied disciplines. Studio J9 thoughtfully and elegantly combines visual and experiential aesthetics with effective communication. Studio J9 is 100% woman-owned and is passionate about collaborating with and empowering other professional women.

Born in Mumbai, India, Jeannine Colaço’s spent time in Tanzania, Dubai, and North America, giving her the broad perspective and expansive sensitivity she brings to clients. She joined the world-renowned architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1999 spent nearly 20 years communicating architecture and urban design to SOM’s global prospects and clients through inventive and elegant print, branding, and environmental graphic design. As head of SOM Chicago’s in-house graphics studio, she created award-winning high-end, bespoke design for projects around the world.

Jeannine Colaço’s’s recent branded environments include the Chicago Architecture Center’s new headquarters, Chicago West Loop Library, UI Labs, Little Italy’s branch of the Chicago Public Library, and more.

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