Hi I’m John.

I’m an art director designer with over 20 years of mixed media experience based here in Charlotte, NC. You can email me or call 704 421 8152 for any job opportunities, freelance projects, award Club judging or speaking engagements.

I'm an everything creative who believes that the brand always comes first. After my many years doing all forms of advertising I have the experience to help bring a brand to life through whatever conceptual means possible. For me it starts with what the “real” needs of the client are. From there I love to work with like-minded creatives as we develop concepts and ideas that help shape the brand and do what it takes to stand out through relevance in an ever-changing climate. With that approach and a client willingness to be open to new ideas, we can do great things with the brand.

I’m half-english, half American. I grew up in many countries, but I call Holland my home. I studied at Sint Lucas in Eindhoven, Holland, and got my start with brand identity projects there. Then I got my big break doing full service work with Chernoff Newman in Columbia, SC. Later I moved to Charlotte, NC and got the chance to do everything from art directing photoshoots, working on outdoor, designing tradeshow booths, directing video shoots, launching new products, developing integrated campaigns, designing responsive websites and marketing iPhone apps. Along the way I’ve developed a strong reputation and won several awards. What I love the most is making a difference.

My number one goal: work with the good. From good creatives to good clients willing to go to new places. After that it’s to keep up with constantly-shifting advertising trends. 

RESUME  ︎  ︎
  • Freelancer:  Nov 2008 ︎ Present: Designer
  • AAF Charlotte:  Jul 2017 ︎ Present: President
  • HMH Agency:  Feb 2017 ︎ Jul 2020: Senior Art Director
  • Theory House:  Jan 2015 ︎ Feb 2017: Senior Art Director
  • Myjive (Union):  Aug 2014 ︎ Feb 2015: Senior Art Director
  • Saturday:  Aug 2009 ︎ Aug 2014: Senior Art Director
  • AIGA Charlotte:  Jun 2009 ︎ Jul 2010: Events Coordinator
  • PokerTek:  Aug 2006 ︎ Nov 2008: Art Director
  • Adams:  Aug 2003 ︎ Aug 2006: Art Director
  • Doggett:  Aug 2002 ︎ Aug 2003: Art Director
  • Chernoff:  Sep 1998 ︎ Aug 2002: Junior Art Director

I speak Dutch, which is super great except that are hardly any
Dutch people here in Charlotte, NC. Hallo mensen uit holland!!

︎ Thomas Built Buses
︎ NC Ports
︎ Freightliner
︎ Detroit Engines
︎ Greenworks
︎ InnovAsian Rice
︎ Atrium
︎ Liquid Wrench
︎ Bojangles’
︎ Pepsi
︎ Google
︎ Regal Boats
︎ Volvo
︎ Meritrust
︎ Onslow
︎ Brawley’s
︎ Duke Energy
︎ NoDa Brewing
︎ Brixx Pizza
︎ Carnival Cruises
︎ Hollywood Park

︎ Local ADDYs: 50+
︎ District ADDYs: 10
︎ National ADDY: 1

︎ 2020: Sarasota, FL
︎ 2019: Cleveland, OH
︎ 2018: Knoxville, TN
︎ 2017: Jackson, MI
︎ 2016: Buffalo, NY

︎ 2020: District 3
︎ 2019: District 3
︎ 2020: Charlotte, NC
︎ 2019: Charlotte, NC
︎ 2018: Charlotte, NC
︎ 2017: Charlotte, NC
︎ 2013: Charlotte, NC