Founder, Lead Designer
My name is John and I’m a freelance designer. Graphic Design Syndicate is born from my love of visual communications.
I have been involved in visual communication almost all of my life. A love of drawing turned into an obsession with making hand-lettered signs and I became a sign maker, working for over a decade in the sign business. Signs–as an element of visual communication–gave me insights into many aspects such as typography, use of color and imagery, usability and wayfinding, large format display and much more.
As the sign industry evolved from traditional media to digital, I made the transition as well, eventually specializing in vector graphics. I also learned HTML and CSS and combining that with my design skills, began to develop the occasional HTML website. Soon I learned PHP and began building custom websites on top of the WordPress platform.