JOHN HANCOCK

Graphic Design | Creative Direction

john@bzart.com

www.bzart.com


 

 

Graphic Designer with passion for visual communication.
Experienced in editorial content, marketing collateral.
Accomplished Creative Manager of effective teams.

 

 

Core strengths

Graphic Design
Newspaper, magazine, web, HTML, CSS.
Marketing planning and collateral, UI front end, Video production/ editing

Illustration
Physical, print, and digital media
Writing

Creative writing, content, and reporting

Creative Direction
Proven expertise motivating creative staff to award-level work

 

 

TECHNICAL skills

Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Dreamweaver

Mac OS/PC
Systems setup, troubleshooting,
maintenance

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel,
Powerpoint,
Sharepoint

 

 

Work EXPERIENCE

The Dayton Business Journal, Dayton, OH • 2014 - present

Design Manager

Page design, digital slideshows, web content, and reporting. Advertising, marketing, and event collateral. Professional print and prepress preparation, customer-centric interaction.

 

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Dayton, OH • 2010 - 2014

Web Content/Graphic Design Specialist

Graphic design, web content, video production, multimedia animation.

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS, Dayton, OH • 1992 - 2008

Chief of Graphics

Illustration, information graphics, page design. Project management. Training coordination. Publication redesign.

 

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, Philadelphia, PA • 1991 - 1992

Graphic Editor

Supervised staff of seven designers. Spearheaded publication redesign and transition to new technologies of color printing.

 

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York City, NY • 1990 - 1991

Art Director

Managed staff of fifteen artists, wire service production of graphics, illustrations and designs for worldwide AP membership.

 

AWARDS

• Best Special Publication Ohio Society of Professional Journalists 2018

• First (2), Second place awards, Cleveland Press Club 2018

Best of Ohio, First (2), Second (2), Third (2) place awards, Cleveland Press Club 2017.

• First (2), Third place awards, Cleveland Press Club 2016.

• Best Use of Multimedia Award, 2008.

Contributed to Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report “Military Malpractice,” Best of Cox Award, and Polk Award, 1998.
Pulitzer Prize Visual Journalism nominations (2).

National Cox Media select team, 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

• Judge’s Special Recognition, Gold, Silver (5), Bronze (2), Awards of Excellence (12) awards, Society of Newspaper Design (various years).

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Design: Graduated with Honors

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri