This month's Aviator Spotlight shines its light on Jeff Chang; a graphic designer and long-time aviation enthusiast. Although he isn't a pilot, that hasn't stopped him from contributing to the aviation community. Jeff founded the JNAV clothing brand in 2016 because he beleived that design is not merely aesthetically pleasing. It should also be functional. Jeff is a shining example of why Scanners™ shines its spotlight on every individual in the aviation community.
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Jeff Chang's Story
My name is Jeff Chang. I am a Dallas-based, multidisciplinary graphic designer and a long-time aviation enthusiast.
Growing up in Taiwan and Southern California, I have always been fascinated by trains and airplanes. My love of aviation started on my first trip to the USA on a 747 in middle school. I was fascinated by how all the parts work together on a huge and powerful machine that can fly and carry so many people.
" I believe design is not merely aesthetically pleasing. It should also be functional. "
Combining my love for graphic design and aviation, I founded the JNAV clothing brand in 2016. As a designer, I believe design is not merely aesthetically pleasing. It should also be functional.
In the beginning, I was going to create t-shirt designs with my favorite airport codes for plane spotting. Unlike most of the designs out there with simple airport codes and random numbers targeting average travelers, I wanted to design something awesome for aviators with essential navigation info and runway layouts.
Over the years, I was able to create hundreds of airport code t-shirt designs and connect with some of the most amazing aviators and enthusiasts alike.
In 2019, I furthered my mission by partnering with Scanners to create airport code IFR training glasses for flight training schools.
You can find customized airport code t-shirts, water bottles, phone cases, mugs and more at www.zazzle.com/store/jc_design. If you cannot find your favorite airports, I can design something just for you!!!
- Jeff Chang
Thank you, Jeff, for sharing your aviation story. If you have a story you would like to share with the world send it to us at AviatorSpotlight@scannersifr.com. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your story!
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