About

Hello, I’m John

I have two decades of experience in graphic design and web design. My work experience and education are diverse. I’m home carrying a project from concept to production. I have an excellent working knowledge of the Adobe Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS. And I’m proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint) and Apple Keynote. I’m comfortable in both Mac and Windows platforms. Since 2014, I’ve been an avid toy photographer.

Photoshop 0

Illustrator 0

InDesign 0

HTML/CSS 0

WordPress 0

Work Experience

I was born into a family of artists and developed my eye for design from my childhood. I entered the field of graphic design in 1994 without a formal art education beyond junior high school. I began as desktop publisher at Kinko’s. I landed my first position as graphic designer at the Philadelphia-based Crawley Haskins & Rodgers, Public Relations and Advertising. In the late 90s during the growth of the Internet, I was hired as a senior web designer at NetReach Inc. in Ambler PA. After returning to school and entering seminary, I became a graphic designer in at Philadelphia Biblical University. Later, I fulfilled a lifelong desire to teach in Japan freelance designer. Since that time I’ve been a freelance graphic designer and web designer. Now I serve as the Creative Director of the Lausanne Movement.

Creative Director, The Lausanne Movement (2013-Present)

Freelance Graphic Designer and Web Designer (2009-Present)

Graphic Designer, Philadelphia Biblical University (2006-2009)
Design and execution of various university design projects from ads, brochures, banners, calendars, the PBU magazine, and more.

Senior Web Developer, NetReach, Ambler PA (5/2000-2005)
Design and execution of client web sites. Delivered complex web site for the Philadelphia Eagles in time for the 2001 NFL Player Draft. “Exceeded our highest expectations. Their development team went the extra mile to meet our aggressive deadline and delivered a rich and beautiful product. Fan feedback on the new site has been extremely positive, and we’re getting record numbers of visitors. We’re thrilled.” — Len Komoroski, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Administration, Philadelphia Eagles.” “John, Thanks for a great 2001.” — Dave Spadaro.

Graphic Designer, Crawley Haskins & Rodgers, Philadelphia PA (3/1997-5/2000)
Conceived and executed graphic design solutions to meet client objectives for one of Greater Philadelphia region’s largest independent advertising and public relations agencies. Production of print, out-of-home media, brochures, signage, and direct-mail, and various public relations collateral materials. Carried out responsibilities beyond those outlined in job descriptions such as serving as in-house agency web site designer and in-house computer tech specialist.

Industry Awards/Recognition

Gifted the Philadelphia Eagles 2001 NFC Division Tiffany & Co. Crystal by the Philadelphia Eagles

Four-Time Public Relations Advertising Marketing Excellence (PRAME) Award winner (self-promotion print, online, illustration and print ad)

Rufus Cox Chemistry Award, Community College of Philadelphia (1994)

The Lausanne Movement
Creative Director
2013-Present
Communications Team
NetReach
Senior Web Designer
2000-2005
Senior web designer
Freelancer
5937 Design
2009-Present
Graphic and web design
Crawley Haskins & Rodgers
Graphic Designer
1997-2000
Drawing, Planing
Philadelphia Biblical University
Graphic Designer
2006-2008
Communications Department
Kinko’s Copy Center
Desktop Publisher
1995-1996
Desktop Publisher

Education

My education is diverse and broad including chemistry, liberal arts, Japanese, Hebrew, Greek, and theological studies.

Westminster Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
2005-2008
Biblical Studies (GPA 3.49)
Community College of Philadelphia
Associate in Applied Science, Chemistry
1992-94
Highest Honors (GPA 4.0)
Philadelphia Biblical University
Bachelor of Science
2003-2005
Highest Honors, Who’s Who (GPA 4.0)
Philadelphia Theological Seminary
Biblical Hebrew and Greek
1990-91
University of Pennsylvania
Intermediate Japanese
1995-96
(GPA 3.85)