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Hi! I'm John

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Professionally
I've been working in social media, print, digital, and motion graphics since 2012 and enjoy it more every year. It feels like magic every time a design comes together.

Personally
Always busy, never bored. I enjoy chess - running - printmaking - hiking/fishing/camping - comedy - playing guitar - martial arts - fatherhood - and whatever else catches my interest. There's never enough time in the weekend for us.

Experience

Open Influence
Graphic Designer  2019 October  – Current

  • Redesigned full website and all client facing decks

  • Created brand standards for social media and marketing materials

  • Edit video and photo posts for top-tier brands on the fly

  • Designed whitepapers, infographics, and landing pages

 

Murphy Research
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

Skills

On a single day, I might be laying out a white paper, formatting a gif, designing a campaign proposal, illustrating an infographic, 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. 

Tools

I'm pretty adept in the major programs of Adobe Creative Suite. I'm also fluent in Google Slides, Powerpoint, and Keynote. I'm comfortable behind a camera, keyboard, or pencil as well.