Hello, I'm John.
This is my web, graphic design & photo work.

Nouri Gallery Website Tim Ruiz Website Crowley Golf Training WebsiteM & M Hardwood Floors Website Calico Wedding Videos Website
  • About Me

    I've been fortunate to work in a variety of capacities and learn from many amazing people in my field. Project management, copy editing, graphic design, marketing, front-end web development, and photography make up my core skill set. I am a collaborative problem solver. With 13 years of professional project experience, I'm a lifetime learner with rare skill.


    John Plail in Paris
  • My Bookshelf

    Books I love learning new things. Below is a collection of books I've read recently or am currently reading. My favorite authors/bloggers are: Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel H. Pink, Steven Levy and Seth Godin.

    In the author's words

    "The combination of passion and art is what makes someone a linchpin."

    – Seth Godin
    Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

    "In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours."

    – Malcolm Gladwell
    Outliers: The Story of Success

    "The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind - creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers."

    – Daniel H. Pink
    A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Willl Rule the Future

    "An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally."

    – Seth Godin
    Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

    "Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying."

    – Malcolm Gladwell
    Outliers: The Story of Success

  • My Skills

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    General Skills
    • Branding & Identity
    • Print & Web Design
    • Photography
    • Marketing
    • Copy Editing
    • Content Strategy
    • Project Management
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    Graphic Design Skills

    Print Software: InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop
    Output: Corel Draw, Flexisign, Omega, ONYX Postershop
    Laser Printer: Xerox Phaser 7760GX, Canon CLC 1140
    Laser Engraver: Epilog Legend
    Productivity: Word, PowerPoint
    OS Platforms: Windows, Macintosh

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    Web Design Skills

    Web Software: Photoshop, Balsamique Mock-Ups, OmniGraffle, Dreamweaver, Filezilla FTP, Notepad II, TextMate, Zoomify, Flash
    Programming Familiarity: XHTML, Javascript, jQuery, Actionscript, XML, CSS
    Web Based: Basecamp, Constant Contact, WordPress

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    Equipment Knowledge

    Graphics Tablet: Wacom Bamboo
    Plotter/Vinyl Cutters: Summa T-750 Pro, Roland Camm-1 Pro
    Wide Format Printers: HP Design Jet 5000, Seiko Color Painter 64S, Mimaki JV3-160 SP
    Cameras: Canon Rebel DSLR, Canon 5D Mark II DSLR

  • Nouri Gallery • Case Study

    Nouri Gallery Design Samples
    Identity: Building the brand

    I had the opportunity the develop the Nouri Gallery brand through a series of print and interactive designs. Click the links below to see.

    • Sales Collateral
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    • Product Photography
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    • Magazine Advertisements
      1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 6 · 8
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Calendar

    Inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright I designed this calendar. It served as a day planner to jot down appointments in a stylish way, that fits in a pocket.

    Employee Orientation Book

    During a work slow down while at BHP Billiton, I initiated and redesigned all of the new hire on-boarding materials to align with brand standards.

    Falcon Fides Sales Brochure

    This sales brochure demonstrates high tech security solutions for wealthy people. I designed the brochure and did additional research and copy editing.

    Appraisal Form Design

    Developing the Nouri Gallery brand required a consistent look and feel over a variety of mediums. I designed documents such as invoices and appraisal forms.

  • Design Portfolio

    • Robb Report Magazine Ad
    • Robb Report Magazine Ad
    • Robb Report Magazine Ad
    • Stratos Magazine Ad
    • Stratos Magazine Ad
    • Nouri Gallery Sales Piece
    • Luxe Magazine Ad
    • Luxe Magazine Ad
    • Luxe Magazine Ad
    • Promotional Poster
    • Sign Design
    • Stage Signage
  • Web Portfolio

    • PS Tutors Website
    • M&M Hardwood Floors Website
    • Crowley Golf Training Website
    • Tim Ruiz Website
    • Nouri Gallery Website
    • Email Marketing
    • Calico Wedding Videos Website
    • Virginia Bagpiper: Website Concept
    • 1-800-WASH-RUG: Website Concept
    • Fort Bend Website Concept
    • Xtreme Lashes: Website Concept
    • Houston Referee: Website Concept
  • Photo Portfolio

    • Raj Bhavsar
    • Tim Ruiz
    • Tim Ruiz
    • Lisa E. Harris
    • Robert Hodge
    • Robert Hodge
    • Christine Clark
    • John Jay
    • Cousin
    • William Plail
    • Mery
    • Owner


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