CEO, Scarpar LTD ~ Australia

John is an absolute pro. He has masses of experience and is comfortable with changes to scope. John treated our job like it was his own business. He was always super responsive and available when we needed him. He took us from being very disorganised to having a corporate colour palette and style guide, with logos and designs for just about every occasion. We went through a very broad range of issues which he dealt with skilfully and thoughtfully. He has one eye on the future all the time so that today’s decisions don’t create issues later. Having run his own agency for so many years, he gets it. In addition to all this, he is a gentleman and genuinely nice guy. If you are tired of dealing with amateurs and giving instructions 20x to get what you want, John is the right guy.




Director of Marketing, NeoTec Secure ~ Vanuatu

John did a great job on our Brand and Style Guide.  He delivered ahead of time with a quality product that greatly exceeded our expectations. John made time for us whenever we needed to share ideas or explore alternatives.  And, his creativity and skill in graphic arts resulted in a product that will serve or needs for the foreseeable future. We will definitely work with John again in the future.




From the CEO of Caribbean News Now ~ Dallas TX

"John’s specialist skills & experience in graphic design are most impressive. His commitment to understanding a client’s requirements and asking the right questions was very welcome. John was constantly in communication and gave me options and advice that was appreciated and valuable. He is one of the very best professionals I have used on oDesk!”


BA in Communications ~ The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major: Broadcast and Film Communication

Minor: Marketing, Graphic Design

2002 - Basic Web Page Design, Columbus State University,   Columbus, GA

2003- Intro to Dreamweaver 4, Columbus State University,   Columbus, GA

2003 - Dreamweaver Workshop, Salve Regina University,    Newport, RI

2004 - High Power Communication, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2007 - Advanced Workplace Communications-Saba Online


Work History:

Brand Developer, Art Director - Scarpar Pty. Ltd., Torminia, Australia


Brand development, graphic design - CourseMaven - Leesburg, VA


Truth Bombs - graphic design for email


Touchdown Alabama Magazine, Tuscaloosa, AL,

4/2009  - 9/2009 (contract position)

 -Brand Creation, Design Editor, operations and marketing consulting and development.

Created logo and page layout templates

Developed and implemented SOP for department coordination

Recruited, trained and supervised student interns

Print production management

Design and supervise advertising layouts


Indoff, Inc. St. Louis,  MO,  2007 - 2008, Territory Manager

Business-to-business sales and marketing

Client and account management

Product research, pricing and presentation

Graphic design and art preparation for various mediums


Senior Partner, Shamblin Advertising, 1991 - 2007

Ad Agency, ASI Distributor

Art Director, Graphic Designer, Production Manager

Client and vendor account management

Business-to-business sales and marketing

Promotional product research, pricing, and presentation





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