John spent the first decade of his career banging his head against a wall in Chicago, just trying to bust through. Finally, as SVP and group creative director at Y&R Chicago, he was able to create a campaign for H&R Block that was declared the best in the United States.
That brought the opportunity to join Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (twice) where he realized it was a different industry entirely out there. He became among the most awarded creatives in the agency while working on Saturn, Budweiser, and got milk, and leading creative duties on Netflix, HP, and Adobe.
On a time-out from Goodby, John ran the creative work for Citi at Fallon Minneapolis where they did over 40 commercials, 100 billboards, and won the EMMY for their Identity Theft campaign.
John has also served as visiting creative director at BBH NY, TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, and 180LA, overseeing their most important brands like Miller Lite, Snickers, and Boost Mobile.
But it was all warm-up for MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER, where John enjoys the support of an exuberant staff and the trust of great clients.