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Hi! I'm John


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.

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.


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


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. 


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. 

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