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Jana Cruder

Jana Cruder loves photography as much as she loves people.  It is the combination of the two that inspires her on a daily basis and helps her create her special brand of images.  Los Angeles based, Cruder recently opened her second location in downtown Las Vegas, in the Arts District on Charleston Blvd.  She continues to serve the western US markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas and recently New York, while on her way to shoot for a more global clientele.
Jana is a skilled visual thinker and communicator often collaborating with her clients on their creative concepts – as a photographic production problem solver and a big-picture visionary.  She brings her fresh and edgy perspective to her advertising, beauty, editorial, re-branding and corporate identity projects.  Jana’s work also encompasses the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and celebrity.  Clients like working with Jana for her engaging personality, combined with her crisp and polished style and her professional approach and solid execution.  She will conceive of the ideal situation and work within budget to execute high quality concepts and images without compromise. 
Born and raised in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Jana studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she received her BFA in advertising photographic illustration from the prestigious photography school, and was included in the RIT Honor Show. She was published in American Photography 18 and honored as America’s hottest new talent by American Photo.  Her education continued as she both assisted several top LA & NY photographers and worked on high-end productions for Jill Roy at 3STAR Productions, while building her portfolio.  Jana has worked for Corbis, and exhibited photography in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Clients include: ABC Studios, Angeleno Magazine, Charlotte Spare clothing, Cristophe Salon of Beverly Hills, CVS, Direct TV, Denim of Virtue, Desert Companion, Disney, Fashion IZ Black Magazine, Geffen Records, Gotham Magazine, Inked  Magazine, LA Confidential, Ladies Home Journal, McCann Erickson, MGM, Obagi Skincare, Rated Magazine, Sandow Media, Seven Magazine, SK+G Advertising, VEGAS Magazine, Wells Fargo Bank and many more.