John is an Eastern Washington University graduate with a BFA in Visual Communication Design who has a mind for typography, logos, and student mentorship. Before rejoining our team, he worked as a graphic designer for eight years in the Spokane region. Prior to that, he spent four years “roughing it” in the United States Navy as a Machinist Mate in the archipelago of La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy. In 2015, John co-founded and established the brand for Spokane Advertising Federation’s Collective Campout, which is best described as a summer camp experience for creative industry professionals. Each year, he manages the art direction for the event and serves on the planning committee. John is passionate about professional development. He takes the time to guest lecture at his two alma maters, EWU and SFCC. He also offers his time to connect with students by providing portfolio feedback one-on-one.