John’s fourteen diverse years of graphic design presents an array of design dedicated to the printed medium. As a freelance and studio designer John has made significant contributions in publishing, marketing, signage, packaging, and event graphics. His open attitude allows him to transition between corporate applications and print campaigns. He thrives on being an active team member in a collaborative and creative atmosphere. He believes in the process and methodology of design and its ability to approach any problem with creative solutions targeted towards the intended audience. John’s attention to typography presents a clear and stylistic approach to many effective forms of communication.

This web•log is an ongoing collection of the creative work(s) by John P Corrigan and  a combined portfolio consisting of: graphic art + design / design education / typography / type design / illustration / posters / signage / art / curation / writing / publications / package design / marketing ephemera / signs + symbols / research + photography.

Employer: University of Wisconsin – Stout

Professional Title: Lecturer
Industry Type: State University
City and State: Menomonie, WI, U.S.A.
Start Date: September 2011
End Date: May 2014
Duties: Lecturer, School of Art & Design, Department of Design, University of Wisconsin–Stout. Teaching sections in 2D Digital Imaging, Graphic Design I-II, Publication Design, Digital Typeface Design; Independent study, Zines: The Art of Self Publishing. Fall 2011, WinTerm January 2012. Academic Calendar: 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.

Employer: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Professional Title: Research Intern
Industry Type: Associations and Non-Profit
City and State: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Start Date: September 2007
End Date: August 2008
Duties: Paid research internship in both the exhibitions and collections departments. Collected photographic material for website educating viewers of an upcoming special exhibition. Also responsible for securing copyright clearance and permissions for materials. Secondary role involved researching new art and artifacts donated to the museum, producing Deed of Gifts and further documentation of materials.

Employer: Europine Imports

Professional Title: Design Consultant
Industry Type: Retail: General Merchandisers
City and State: Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
Start Date: April 2004
End Date: February 2006
Duties: Created and maintained seasonal and monthly advertising and promotional packages consisting of newspaper ads, direct mail, and signage applications for retail furniture space. Secondary responsibilities included purchase orders, showroom sales, customer service, decorating consultation, delivery service, and merchandising of European antiques.

Employer: Bamboo

Professional Title: Graphic Designer
Industry Type: Ad/Marketing: Design House
City and State: Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A
Start Date: September 2001
End Date:March 2002
Duties: Design and production of client material including restaurant signage and menu design. I also was responsible for packaging design and brand extension applied to service and point of purchase containers.

Employer: Design | Writing  | Research

Professional Title: Design Consultant
Industry Type: Publishing
City and State: New York, NY, U.S.A.
Start Date: July 1998
End Date: October 1998
Duties: Compiled and designed interior page spreads for exhibition catalog. Provided essential management, photo editing, and design execution with senior staff, book editors, and clients.

Employer: CKS

Professional Title: Junior Designer
Industry Type: Marketing / Web Design
City and State: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Start Date: September 1997
End Date: February 1998
Duties: Designed websites for Audi USA, Digex, DirectPC, Eckerd Drugs, MCI, and World Bank. Creation of World Bank Awards nomination and ceremony announcement brochure and event graphics.

Employer: CG Creations—Graphic Color group

Professional Title: Junior Art Director
Industry Type: Ad/Marketing: Design House
City and State: Landover, MD, U.S.A.
Start Date: September 1996
End Date: September 1997
Duties: Designed and produced marketing, signage, publications, and event material for: Della Notte, Landrover, Westvaco, GSA–General Services Administration, Health Care Financing Administration. I provided critical production knowledge for an array of unique print collateral and methodology.

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Professional Resumé [PDF download]
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