Carla Januska

Carla Januska

Carla Januska has spent over twenty-five years designing experiences based on solid strategy, insights, and user-centered design. Most notably, I have spent the past five years developing deep expertise using data visualization to enhance UX solutions. As a strategist, director, and designer, I focus on developing solutions that demand attention and engage users.

Carla is a firm believer in using consistent, creative visualization to drive branding and marketing through story-led differentiation. She uses data-driven storytelling to create unique, ownable experiences across multiple platforms.

About Smart Hive

Smart Hive

Smart Hive was started in 2013 and was the first consultancy in the Twin Cities with a focus on using data visualization for storytelling in the marketing space. Since our founding, we have been creating solutions that tell unique stories with data.

Strategy — user experience, UX, brand, communications, creative direction, user research, personas, journey maps

Leadership — management, team building and development, project management

Design — user interfaces, UI, data visualization, information design, infographics, dashboards, process mapping, content

  • Aveus
  • Avtex
  • BrandPoint
  • Bed, Bath, & Beyond
  • Club Med
  • Concept Group
  • CRED Energy
  • Digital River
  • Dow Jones
  • Eaton
  • HealthEast
  • Health Fitness
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board
  • Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
  • MSP Communications
  • Panoramix Global
  • Sentry Data Systems
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tubman
  • University of Minnesota