John M
Designer #62019
Joined 4/9/2022
4 Star Rating
3,140 Projects
2017 - Ongoing One-Person Creative Department, London, UK.

Designed advertising materials, motion graphics, and Websites, and wrote copy for, among others, actors, musicians, massage therapists, hairstylists,

2011 - 2016 One-Person Creative Department, Malibu Films, Los Angeles, CA.

Designed and produced videos to promote the company and its many projects, which range from creation of smartphone apps to television programming.

2009 - 2011 One-Person Creative Department, Gail Roberts Public Relations, Burbank, CA.

Working remotely, he designed Websites and advertisements and collateral materials for the clients of one of the West Coast's top entertainment public relations firms, whose clients have ranged from Bruce Springsteen to Diana Ross.

2008 - 2009 Design consultant, Dada Entertainment, New York, NY.

Designed (and wrote copy for) landing pages, Web and WAP banners, and print projects. The company also made use of my skills as a scriptwriter, actor, videographer, and brand strategist.

August 2002 - Present Creative director, ThamesPath Propaganda for Commerce, London and Deep South Design, USA. Web and print design projects for a variety of British, Australian, and American clients. Recent projects: Designing the product lines for two on-line T-shirt, apparel, and gift companies, Fur's Family and Acerbia.

November 2000 - February 2002 Deloitte & Touche, San Francisco.

Was one of the first two designers hired by the e-business unit of the famous international consulting firm.

October 1999 - November 2000 Art Director, Cybergold.com, an Oakland-based Internet incentives concern. Responsibilities included designing client splash pages and animated banners, as well as copywriting.

May 1998- September 1999 Senior Designer, Destiny Telecomm International, Oakland, California.

My responsibilities included but were not limited to, the design of print advertisements, posters, brochures, and phone cards. Supervised three junior designers and oversaw the departmentâ's budgeting.

November 1997 - May 1998 Art Director, WebPower, San Francisco. Recruited, selected, and supervised freelance illustrators and photographers for the online magazine Getting It.

June 1992 - November 1997 Creative Director, WilsonWatson&Wong, San Francisco. Designed Websites, print advertisements, multimedia projects, and annual reports and wrote copy for clients as diverse as Sonoma County real estate agents, Marin County's Sonic Solutions, the Young School of Dance in suburban London, the UK''s Expert Witness Care, a Dartmouth University alumni group, and the UK's Theatre Express. Temporary design and production positions with West Advertising and Young & Rubicam.
Education
Publishing
Website
Photographer
Videographer
Politics
Animation: 2D
Animator
Medical
Entertainment
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Specialties

He most enjoys writing about travel, pop culture. sports, and sexuality, and has done so for an array of major, major magazines and a couple of newspapers in the bargain.

Interests

This person has written professionally since a few weeks before the dawn of recorded time, originally as the editorial director at two southern California-based record companies, and in the subsequent decades for clients of all (well, most) shapes and sizes. He's been a music critic and music journalist, published novelist, and produced dramatist, and has published six books in the USA and United Kingdom, none of the six, please note, being self-published. He likes to imagine he can make words sing...and sell.

Education

University of Caifornia

In fairness, most of what I know he taught himself. And boy, does he love the work.

Design

300 Projects Completed

John has been designing lovely compelling advertisements and other graphics for large hunks of two different centuries.

Entertainment

200 Projects Completed

As a longtime might-have-been rock star and actor, and a former employee of major record companies and movie studios, John has designed much gorgeous stuff.

Politics

150 Projects Completed

During Donald Trump's reign of terror, John designed countless dozens of satirical memes whose goal was to make MAGAts realize they were shooting themselves in the foot.

Education

100 Projects Completed

John has been using Adobe Illustrator since 1991, and is getting pretty darned good at it.

Publishing

100 Projects Completed

John is a published author. He has designed book covers and advertisements both for himself and for myriad fellow authors — and publishers.

High Tech

60 Projects Completed

John has worked for a vast array of tech clients.

Medical

20 Projects Completed

John has designed for medical professionals over and over again!

Illustration: Digital

300 Projects Completed

Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, John has been creating compelling print and digital illustrations for many, many years.

Logos

200 Projects Completed

John has been creating compelling logos and other branding materials for many, many years.

Banner Ad

200 Projects Completed

John has been creating compelling banner ads pretty much since the dawn of the Internet.

Advertisement

200 Projects Completed

John has been creating compelling print and digital advertisements for many, many years.

Video Editing

200 Projects Completed

John has been editing videos of many different sorts for many, many years.

Animation: 2D

150 Projects Completed

John has been creating 2D motion graphics for many, many years.

Website

100 Projects Completed

John has been designing websites since the mid-1990s, almost before there was such a thing as a website.

Book Covers

60 Projects Completed

John, himself a multiply published author, has been creating gorgeous book covers for many, many years.

Brochure

50 Projects Completed

John has been creating gorgeous brochures for many, many years.

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