Hi! I'm John
Professionally - I'm a strategy driven creative working in print, digital, and motion graphics. I've been a designer since 2012 and enjoy it more every year. The creative process make me feel like a real wizard every time I find unexpected solutions.
Personally - I am bumbling through parenthood with my wife as we discover that our toddler seems to be smarter than we are. I enjoy moving my body through nature, shopping for unique used furniture and clothing, saying and listening to funny things, and coffee. I also suffer through infinite jokes about being a big guy with a tiny dog.
Graphic Designer 2019 January – September
Design social media posts using information design
Create presentation templates and prepare decks for internal clients
Develop marketing materials and proposals alongside senior management
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Graphic Design Manager 2016 – 2018
Lead and implement the chamber’s visual image and brand through design and production of innovative communication materials and event branding
Partner with teams across the organization in the development and implementation of communication strategies and design assets
Create video and digital assets, print materials, and merch for various campaigns
Ad Spice Promotional Marketing
Account Executive and Graphic Designer 2013 - 2015
Guided event planners and b2b clients through product options to produce garments, print projects, and promotional materials
Maintained clients’ graphic standards while preparing proofs, revisions, and production art as needed
Coordinated production within a local and international network of vendors to meet strict deadlines for corporate and university events
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts
Graphic Designer 2012 - 2013
Briefed clients and designed apparel proofs, communicating through the final art
Designed online stores and maintained digital assets for business clients
Met tight deadlines for proofs, wholesale orders, and production
Third Floor Design
Graphic Design Internship 2010 - 2011
Created logos and branding guidelines for non-profits
Designed posters and palm cards for local theater productions
Directed photo shoots and designed album art for emerging artists
On a single day, I might be laying out a booklet, making a gif, designing the graphics for an event app, illustrating art for a t-shirt, shooting b-roll, and brainstorming copy. I'm also a tutorial addict and enjoy practicing new techniques that I can add to my arsenal of design.
I consider myself a utility player within the Adobe Creative Suite. I'm comfortable behind a camera, keyboard, or pencil as well.