Robyn John

Robyn John

Philadelphia, PA, US



A graphic designer with 10 years of experience in web & print looking for full time work in the publishing, media, architectural and medical industries. I am extremely versatile, creative and organized. I am highly motivated and a self starter when it comes to projects. I can be placed in a leadership position as well as part of a team effort.



University Review Publishing, Inc., Philadelphia, Graphic Designer

• Incorporate compelling designs for covers, editorial and online content
• Coordinate with editors to conceive the best possible results for layout & subject matter
• Create display and web advertisements, sales fliers & advertising materials
• Maintain and create small business websites for clients

Sep 2012 - current

Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia, Art Director

• Incorporated compelling designs for covers, editorial and online content
• Collaborated with photographers, illustrators and other suppliers
• Coordinated with editors to conceive the best possible results for the subject matter
• Delivered project initiatives on time and on budget
• Created five or more mock-up cover concepts for weekly presentation

Jan 2010 - Sep 2010

Chestnut Hill Local, Philadelphia, Production Manager

• Created layouts, online graphics, print advertisements, inserts, brochures, fliers and branded collateral
• Managed a team of five graphic designers
• Created concepts and layouts for editorial and sales projects
• Facilitated printer supplier specs on advertising projects
• Increased annual revenue by 20% with in-house graphic design services
• Instituted the creation of Chestnut Hill Art & Design department
• Designed maps, shopping inserts, seasonal booklets and guides
• Oversaw all external communications dealing with problems related to printing and color quality of the final product

Jun 2001 - Jan 2010

Carson Publishing, Inc., Pittsburgh, Assistant Art Director

• Created print advertising and magazine layouts
• Developed a distinctive logo for Fluted Mushroom Catering
• Produced covers, layouts and calendars for the Pittsburgh Athletic Association's monthly magazine called Winged Head
• Evaluated print press check quality for accuracy
• Organized all font libraries, stock illustration and photography

Aug 2000 - Apr 2001


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Graphic Design

Jun 1998 - Jul 2000

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graphic Design

Oct 1995 - May 1997

Derry Area High School, Derry, PA, US, High School, Academic

Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

Areas of Specialization