Richmond, Virginia, United States
Designer (Graphic Design)
Member since June 07, 2009
About John O’Neill During his ten year term as a designer John has worked both as a Graphic Designer and as a Graphic Design Educator. John founded and manages Thinkhaus LLC, serving as the Director of the creative team and specializes in logo design and identity design systems.
In 1999, John graduated cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Virginia with a BFA degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography. John took on a leadership role in his local design community during 2001 and 2002 as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Chapter in Richmond, Virginia. John also attained an MFA degree in Graphic Design in 2004, from Rochester Institute of Technology, located in Rochester, New York.
John is an adjunct Graphic Design professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches Web Design and Imaging. He also sits on the advisory board for The Conciliation Project, a social justice theatre company. John is also currently serving on the marketing committee of the James River Green Building Council.
In the fall of 2008, his logo work was recognized by “Visual 100s, Logos and Letterheads,” published by Angelo Patchell Books and authored by Matt Woolman.
Socially Conscious Design Efforts Early in his career John became involved in socially conscious design issues because he wanted to use his God given talents for the greater good of society. As his career took shape John became a strong advocate for using design to help solve social and cultural problems. This led him to many employment and freelance opportunities with a variety of nonprofit organizations and social causes. John developed Thinkhaus LLC to fully pursue his socially conscious efforts to better serve and educate his clients and the general public about the value of good design. His socially conscious endeavors now include green/sustainability design, usability for the web, and research regarding stereotyping in mass media.
Skills and Experience John has worked in several areas of graphic design over his ten year professional career, including the following:
Corporate Brand Identity Design: Logo, Brand Collateral Design Print Marketing & Promotional Design: Brochures, Posters, etc. Information Design: Diagrams, Maps, Charts, etc. Interactive & Time-base Design: Flash Websites, Usability, etc. Exhibition and Environmental Design: Large Graphics & Signage
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The Conciliation Project James River Green Building Council