Design for social change
Janina founded Janina Neumann Design with the vision of "Design for social change". Janina started to develop this vision in 2013 during her Art & Design Foundation Course when she explored inequalities around the world. Janina then studied how to use design as a medium to raise awareness and how to develop personal commitment from individuals so that they could deliver social value. When Janina left University in 2016, she decided that she needed to implement this vision herself and so Janina founded JND.
Janina is particularly passionate about supporting organisations that promote inclusion by connecting people with different backgrounds to share their insights, experience, and skills. Janina finds this important because it helps to build people's networks and confidence to try out new activities, which has a significant effect on their personal and professional development.
Supporting charities and social enterprises
Janina Neumann Design is a proud supporting member of Social Enterprise UK. The membership helps support SEUK's mission of "creating a favourable environment in which social enterprises can thrive". JND is also delighted to donate regular prizes in the form of free 'How To Pitch Your Brand' sessions to SEUK members.
Business has great power in creating positive change in the community, and JND is proud to support local and national charities make a great impact by donating 1% of JND's turnover to charities such as Help Refugees and Woodland Trust. Janina also supports charities by offering free one-to-one sessions for charities on a monthly basis.
JND is committed to operating in a way that is mindful of the environment and aims to keep its impact on the earth’s resources to a minimum. Read JND's Environmental Policy.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Since 2017, Janina is proud to be an Enterprise Adviser with The Careers and Enterprise Company at a school in Worcester. Janina works closely with the school to provide strategic support. She uses her business experience and professional networks to help develop and implement an effective strategy that puts opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person's education.
Since 2019, Janina is delighted to be a part of the STEM Ambassador initiative because she thinks it is important to highlight the different STEM careers that are available. Janina helps teachers and others engaging with young people to make STEM meaningful by organising activities or speaking about her journey in STEM.
Team Member at the SIETAR UK's Refugees and Asylum Seekers Project
Janina is delighted to share her expertise in intercultural competence and communication training to support volunteers in the UK who work with refugees and asylum seekers.