John Hancock

Designer, Creative Director

phone on request


Award-winning graphic designer with years of stellar success seeks Creative Director, Senior-Level Designer position.

Staff Management • Project Management • Art Direction • Graphic Design • Publication design • Web design • Technical Training • Copy Writing • Proofreading


Graphic Design

Newsprint, magazine and web design. Marketing collateral. User interface experience. Expertise in professional printing requirements.


All media, physical and digital. Photo enhancement and manipulation.

Creative Direction

Proven ability to lead and manage a wide variety of design and development projects in team and independent situations. Staff size as large as 15.


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • OS X
  • Windows
  • Microsoft


The Dayton Business Journal

Senior Editorial Designer, Web Content

Jan. 2014 - present

Newspaper layout, print and prepress preparation, public interface events, multimedia, graphic design and web content for heralded business publication.

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

Web Content/Graphic Design Specialist

2010 - 2014

Graphic design and web content, multimedia and E-mail blasts, instructional videos.


Owner, Freelance Graphic Design Studio

2009 - present

Online delivery of specialized graphic projects to multiple clients, for print and web.


Senior Level Graphic Designer, User Interface designer

2009 (3-month contract)

UI front-end graphic design, producing Photoshop and Flash mockup animations. Creating and improving UI interface components in developing software. Updating wireframes.


Chief of Graphics


Illustration, info graphics and design. Project management for print and web. Development of training programs, and various redesigns of newspaper. Key Achievement: Participated in Pulitzer Prize-winning project.


Graphic Editor


Combined art director/assistant managing editor role. Supervised seven graphic artists and designers. Key Contributions: Spearheaded redesign and transition to improved process of computer compositing with color print technologies.


Art Director


Managed staff of fifteen artists to provide daily graphics, illustrations and designs for worldwide AP membership. Key Contributions: Markedly improved quality and quantity of product output.


University of Missouri, Columbia

Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design — Honors


Two Best of Ohio First place awards for info graphics and page design, Two Second place and two Third place awards from the Cleveland Press Club in 2017.

Two First place awards and a Third place award from the Cleveland Press Club in 2016.

“Best Use of Multimedia Award” for Bluffton baseball team bus crash in 2008.

Contributed graphics for the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting package “Military Malpractice” in 1998, also receiving the Best of Cox Award, and the Polk Award the same year.

Selected among national peers to cover the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Various: Best of Cox Award 2002; International Society of Newspaper awards: 1993 Bronze, 1995 Award of Excellence, 1996 Bronze; 1997 Award of Excellence; National Associated Press Sports Editors Award 2008; Associated Press of Ohio awards 1993, 2006; Print Magazine Regional: 1993 Design Excellence; Society of Professional Journalists regional awards, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1993, 1992.

Society of Newspaper Design awards: 1990 – 3 Silvers, 2 Awards of Excellence; 1989 – Judge’s Special Recognition Award, 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 10 Awards of Excellence; 1988 – Outstanding Professional Performance Award, two Pulitzer nominations.

John Hancock — — phone on request