I operate a full-service graphic design studio based in the Boston area offering design, art direction, and project management services for publications and other content-rich print & digital media. Work includes books, magazines, websites, newsletters, catalogs, annual reports, programs, and marketing collateral such as brochures and direct-mail. We also consult on social media integration, and ongoing web design and content management.
We excel at creating media products that integrate words, images and interactivity to produce compelling, well organized publications and web environments.
What sets me apart as a designer is that I can think like an editor. Design is not just about looking good; it must reinforce or add a new dimension to the text, present an appropriate visual tone, and guide the reader.
John was previously a staff art director at several local media companies including Experience.com, Cadmus Custom Publishing, Running Times, The Boston Phoenix, and Boston Business magazine.
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
Newsletter - Trade
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Rockport Publishers/Quayside (3-5), Collegia (1-2), International Marine/McGraw-Hill (1-2), RSL Media (1-2), InvestorPlace Media (10+), Urban Land Institute (6-10), Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer (6-10), Pearson Education (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Adviser Investments (10+), Mind & Life Institute (10+), Babson College (6-10), University of Northern Colorado (6-10), Fidelity Investments (3-5), The MacDowell Colony (3-5), Time Warner Cable (1-2)
Other Work History
Experience.com (Experience Magazine): Design Director (2 yrs); Pohly & Partners/Cadmus Custom Publishing (Continental Airlines Magazine): Senior Art Director (4 yrs); Running Times Magazine: Art Director (2 yrs); Boston Business Journal/Boston Business Magazine: Associate Art Director/Art Director (2 yrs); Boston Phoenix: Advertising Art Manager/Graphic Artist (3 yrs)
Expert at all relevant print design and production software; HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Squarespace
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Wordpress, Squarespace, iApps, CSS, HTML, Word, Excel, BB Edit,
Fully equipped studio with 2 workstations, scanner, b/w & color laser printer, FTP access.
Available upon request.
CASE Awards, Ozzie Awards, Lowell Thomas Awards, Print Regional Design Annual, Golden Bell Awards, Society of Newspaper Design Awards
judge, Folio magazine Ozzie Awards