HI, I'M JOHN.
I love blending creative innovation and pragmatic thinking in everything I do. More importantly, I cultivate excitement about the future. Whether consulting with organizations, building & leading teams, or directing innovation, it's important this hard work is fun and inspiring for all involved. I'm a master at translating the complex needs of brilliant organizations, inventors and filmmakers to leading designers, technologists and artists.
A DIVERSE BACKGROUND, HONED.
Previously a long-time Principal/Chief Creative at Perception, I’ve mastered several disciplines, many of which stem from motion design and user experience. A passion for creative execution quickly became 10+ years of leadership, direction and strategy. This wide range of past experiences has helped to define my specific expertise.
PRESENTING + PUBLIC SPEAKING
I’m an accomplished public speaker, presenting and keynoting conferences worldwide. Audiences love the way I demystify beloved films and popular products. My experience in front of large audiences translates well to more intimate settings. I lead engaging workshops, and am a master at delivering the winning pitch.
CONSULTING VS CREATIVE DIRECTION
From Executive Creative Director to Lead Artist I've done it all, but that's not why my clients come back.
Today, I consult with clients by bringing highly concentrated value to specific hurdles in the process. Rather then deliver advice, I work directly with teams and clients as a model for leaders in the organization/agency. This approach inspires, while breaking habits and forging new competencies.
• Vision for white-spaces in Film, Technology and Automotive: Nurturing and creating amazing ideas with the support of pragmatic data & research, generating momentum in an organization.
• Overhauling team dynamics from 'service provider' to 'trusted expert', by working hard with both client and team.
• Guiding the relationship within teams composed of experts in UX and 3D/VFX to create the next generation of digital products.