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Thanks for stopping by—a bit about me. I'm a multidisciplinary design leader with deep practice in visual and verbal systems and a background in digital media. I help steer strategic brand, website and experience initiatives across industries.

In recent years, I consulted as a design director for organizations of all sizes, including Adobe, Awasu Design, Emotive Brand, Goodbye Silverstein & Partners, Linus, MapBox, Q Bio, Propane, and Zelle. In just the past year, I've been at the helm of brand identity redesigns, MVP campaigns, and corporate website overhauls.

I'm a native of Silicon Valley now living in San Francisco. I miss hearing crickets on warm nights.

EXPERIENCE

Design Director & Lead
Freelance
Nov 2017 - Present


Design Director
MetaDesign
Jun 2011 - Nov 2017


Senior Designer
MetaDesign
Nov 2007 - May 2011


Lead Designer 
Phoenix Technologies
Feb 2006 - Sept 2007


Lead Designer, Contract
Stanford University 
Jun 2005 - Jan 2006


Visual/UI Designer
McGraw-Hill
March 2004 - May 2005



EDUCATION

BFA
University of California,
Santa Cruz

Stanford extension
IxD, User Engagement

UC Extension
Brand Communications

 

CLIENTS

ABB
Adidas
Adobe
Autodesk
B of A
Cognizant
DesignStudio
Ecos
Exploratorium
GS&P
Hitachi
Inkling
Intel
Intrax
Intuit
J&J
Kia
Kohler
LG

McAfee
Motorola
Samsung

SF/Arts
Sony
Stanford
UCSF
VF
VW
Zelle

 

CONTACT

geoffreyjohn.com
408.205.7029
linkedIn instagram



PASSIONS

Coastal savanna
French new wave
Pop Art
Phat beats
Off-road driving
Urban architecture
Natural healing



PEEVES

Bad wayfinding
Clunky software
Scented detergent
Biting wind
Missing fonts
Frozen food
Bald tires

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