I’m John Stewart, and I’m kind of a Creative Gadabout.
A Creative Professional with over 20 years of diverse experience developing marketing and educational content for recognized brands like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, THX, Sega, & Hard Rock Cafe. As well as crafting entertainment content with some of the industry’s creative leaders— NBC Sports, Digital Kitchen, SuperFad, & Radium SF.
My work has received numerous awards and honors, some of which include: Communication Arts, Print, The One Show, The London & New York Film Festivals, Clios, Tellys, and a United Nations Award Silver Medal for Public Service Advertising.
Also a practicing fine artist, my work has been exhibited internationally in Stockholm & Budapest; nationally in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Honolulu, and the art metropolis of Kansas City. Some of that work can be seen here: www.hereistheanswer.org
I’ve self-published three art books, the first No Future was available in New York City at Printed Matter Inc, 23 Months and One Day, a compilation of the work created while completing the MFA program at SFAI, and the latest is Trying Hard To See Stars in A Daytime Sky in conjunction with a 2009 Chicago gallery solo show of the same name.
(I know I’m throwing a lot of different things at you. Hang in there with me.)
My illustrations have been published in Dazed and Confused, Day in Day Out No. 2, and Mesh. I’m a collaborator and core contributor to Nice Collective; a global fashion brand based in San Francisco known for it’s trend setting aesthetic. I also create work with photographer Michael Martin under the collective name Big Brothers Of The East Bay.
Creative Strategy & Development
Form & Fiction February 2016 to January 2017
Co Head of Creative Strategy, Sr. Creative Director
Bonfire Labs August 2012 to January 2016
Clients: Adobe, Airbnb, Apple, Google, G.E. Labs. EA, The Apollo Group/Lightspeed, LinkedIn, Levis, Lytro, Meyer Sound, Motorola, New Relic, Paypal, Salesforce, Square, THX, Ricoh, GoodData, Ancestry.com, West/Dropbox and Novio/Informatica
Spy/Freelance April 2012 to August 2012
Collaborated with NBC Sports, director Jonathan Keaton (Bodega Studios) and creative studio SPY to develop the 2012-2013 season show open for Sunday Night Football on NBC, the highest rated primetime show on television.
Advisory Board Member
N.I.C.E. Collective 2011 to Present
Associate Creative Director / Art Director
Duncan/Channon December 2009 to April 2012
Clients: Sega, Hard Rock Cafe, GoToMeeting, GREE international, Esurance, Meyer Sound, La Crema, Buena Vista Carneros
Freelance May 2005 to December 2009
Developed creative strategy, conceptual solutions and led teams in pitches and production of television ads, main title sequences, & nontraditional content for advertising & entertainment. Working with companies like: Digital Kitchen (Seattle, Chicago, & New York offices,) Mekanism, EVB, Radium SF, Superfad (New York) to name a few…
On pitches, projects, and clients like: The Microsoft Store, BBC Sport, Sharkweek, Visa Signature, McCafe, Anheuser Busch, Ubisoft, TCM Classic Movie Festival, TaylorMade golf, Old Navy, Wired Science, PBS, Xbox, and HBO to name a few…
Senior Art Director
Duncan/Channon July 2002 to May 2005
Clients: Sega, Ubisoft, Hard Rock Cafe, Konami, Fox Sports, Heavenly Ski Resort, Clos Du Bois Winery.
Senior Motion Designer
Freelance November 2000 to July 2002
Clients: Microsoft, Saturn, Cartoon Network, Miller Genuine Draft, Bermuda Travel, Palm, Carsey Werner productions.
Razorfish, San Francisco June 2000 to November 2000
Clients: Vodafone, Banana Republic.
NKH&W Advertising November 1996 to June 2000
Clients included: Phillips 66 Petroleum, Sprint, U.S. Department of Justice, Bausch & Lomb, The Pony Express Museum, Yellow Freight, HNTB.
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Central Missouri
2007 Masters of Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute
References available upon request.