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.


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 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.