John Williams

Creative Director

john@johnwilliams713.com | (404) 918-2159

Summary

Motivated and thoughtful designer with 18+ years of experience working in all facets of design. Possesses ability to work with leadership to bring ideas to life, seeing through every step of the process. Expert front-end designer and developer with experience programming responsive and mobile optimized experiences. Expert in visual communication and illustration. Still a student of the craft, constantly pushing self to learn new techniques.

Skills & Expertise

Experience

Mother Nature Network

November 2015 - Present
Creative Director

I am in charge of the creative direction for MNN.com and several sister sites. My duties include working with a small team of designers and the tech team to improve the experience for our users. On top of this, I work with the sponsor relations department to create collateral for our sponsors that includes micro-sites, infographics, motion graphics, and long-form editorial content.

Search Discovery

Jun 2011 - November 2015
Creative Director

For the past four years, my job has been to build Search Discovery into a world-class brand. This responsibility meant taking on an enormous breadth of projects. SDI underwent an entire brand overhaul under my direction, redesigning everything from business cards, stationery, and our corporate website, to the minutiae of email signatures and business development documents. I handled every single design related task the company needed. I also provided overall design strategy and direction, working directly with the CEO and COO.

Enablus

May 2010 - June 2011
Senior Designer

I worked with a team of UX designers and back-end programmers to build digital solutions for a wide range of clients. Focusing primarily on interactive, I utilized best-practices to design and develop semantic, responsive, and beautiful websites. Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, SASS, LESS, and design applications like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator were a must.

OfficeArrow

October 2008 - May 2010
Senior Designer

I oversaw the entire look and feel of the officearrow.com web experience as well as various print collateral while providing front-end development and direction to a small team of junior designers/developers.

References

Evan LaPointe
Director of Innovation, Marketing Cloud - Adobe
(404) 735-3878
J Cornelius
President, Nine Labs
(678) 447-5030
Michael Hagel
President, Maybe For You
(678) 770-6147
Thom Milkovic
Principal UX/UI Designer, Native Design
(404) 808-7682