Passionate about human experience with an uncomfortably large, tight headshot.
Thank you for visiting my webspace. I'm using it as a sort of professional archive, both for myself and for those who are interested in my work.
About me: I've always been interested in using my position to improve the lived experiences for all. I believe that capacity to do this work is generally constrained by influence, position, or mindset. Some of those elements are fully within our control, others less so.
I have a history of creating leverage through strategic partnerships. While still in high school I approached my local basketball team and convinced them that I could make their match day experience better. Shockingly, I was given the opportunity—but no budget. To their surprise, I secured the support of the Coca-Cola Company as sponsor, found a new mascot, built media partnerships and filled the halftime slots with varied displays for each home game.
In later years, I would convince my employers (a small design firm) to allow me to reach out to the United Nations’ migrant body with a view to helping them with the 2016 European humanitarian crisis. This engagement resulted in unprecedented International acclaim and attention for the consultancy, and more importantly impacted the lived experience of many migrants fleeing war. Limitations are the source of all innovations.
This spirit of doing great things with little voices continues to drive me, push me, excite me. If it inspires you too, I would love to hear from you. - John