John Salisz

John Salisz

Northville, MI, US

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As a Freelance Design Agent / 3D Brand Architect, I have found that collaborating within different design ecosystems and becoming a pivotal role in the process's co-creation is a rewarding career.

Through the diversity of my projects and experiences; I like to work directly with clients, guiding them through the creative process to a tangible user experience.

I enjoy the opportunity to engage with the full array of the Project Teams from the creative aspects of the Design Team to the logistical challenges of Project Management and find solutions to working actively with on-site Build Teams to satisfy the client. 

I have 15+ years of experience working with many within the automotive industry (GM, Toyota, Subaru, Jeep, Lincoln...) from new Vehicle Launch Programs to Experiential Corp Events, Dealer Meetings, Symposiums, and Black Tie events. In addition, PUMA's worldwide brand program, Shawn Mendes VIP tour, the Salt Lake City Olympics, I have a broad understanding of agency-to-client relationships. I know and have lived the commitment and passion needed to bring a satisfying project to completion.

Because of my diverse background as a Designer and Detailer and my ability to work with the extended teams needed to help clients, I look forward to new projects; large or small whenever they arrive.

Please feel free to connect if you are in need. I'm always looking to collaborate on new and interesting opportunities.



JSC, NORTHVILLE, Freelance: 3D Brand Architect / Collaborator / Exhibit Designer

Currently, open to collaborating on new and creative opportunities.

Jan 2012 - current

George P Johnson Co., Boston, MA, US, Video Producer

Tracked and time-lined various content videos for Google IO '22.

Feb 2022 - Mar 2022

MH inc, Royal Oak, Freelance: 3D Brand Architect / Collaborator / Design Director

Worked directly with the CEO in launching a creative new pop-up WFH opportunity.

May 2020 - Jul 2020

G7 Marketing, Nashville, TN, US, Sr. Creative Design

3D Design lead on various projects.

• Mikes Hard Lemonade
• YETI - New Travel Events.
• Shawn Mendes - VIP concert tour.

Sep 2018 - Jan 2019

George P Johnson Co., Auburn Hills, MI, US, Design / Engineer

Contract Freelance in Design and Engineering

Design Dept.
• Collaborated in the conceptual development and execution of design concepts with design team, sales, engineering and client's needs.

Engineering Dept.
• Created engineering construction drawings for auto show / trade show clients.

Jul 2017 - Dec 2018

Jack Morton, Boston, MA, US, Senior Designer (freelance designer/consultant)

2012 - Sr. Design Lead
Actively working with the NJ team on various ongoing events. Responsible for translation of each event’s marketing goals and objectives into 3D design.

2013 - Sr. Design Lead
Worked on designs for Red Touch Media for an upcoming event in Cannes.

2013 - 2016 Sr. Design Lead
Design collaboration with Boston office on PUMA's worldwide in-store marketing and displays, Liberty Mutual, Gillette...

Jul 2012 - Jan 2016

Czarnowski Inc, Novi, MI, US, Senior Designer (freelance designer/consultant)

2012 Sr. Design Lead
Worked with the Novi team with presentations for GM. Responsible for creating various 3D visual presentations in 3D Max and AutoCAD.

2013 Sr. Design Lead
Designing the Korean Autoshow for Chevrolet.

2013 Sr. Design Lead
GM's Diversity Program booth design.

Jul 2012 - Feb 2014

Imagination - The Americas, Dearborn, MI, US, Senior Designer

Sr. Designer
Working closely with our International Design Team to creatively and strategically develop an extraordinary experience for Ford/Lincoln NAIAS. Responsible as active liaison in maintaining design intent/integrity with external engineering and construction suppliers from initial conception through onsite execution. Collaborating with 2D graphic and sales teams to develop compelling creative solutions for presentation and design development.

Mar 2011 - Feb 2012

Sparks Exhibits & Environments, Philadelphia, PA, US, Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Designer
Brought in as part of a freelance design team to tackle a large, highly complex and tight deadline client pitch. Ability to absorb and process information, create meaningful environments and concepts was invaluable to the success in acquiring this client.

Jun 2008 - Jun 2008

George P Johnson Co., Auburn Hills, MI, US & Boston, MA, US, Project Designer

Project Designer, 1999 – 2008
Responsible for translation of each event’s marketing goals and objectives into 3D design. Collaborate with sales, management and clients from launch of program through successful onsite execution. Responsible for the conceptualization and design of major domestic and international auto shows, press events, black-tie corporate events, product reveals, ride & drives, tradeshows, museum installations, corporate interiors and mobile and retail environments. Work with 2D designer and marketing specialist to ensure graphic requirements are met. Preparation and delivery of presentation materials – including 2D visuals, 3D models and animations. Design and detail creation of modular exhibit components for production.

Project Engineer, 1997-1999
Engineering of floor plans, 3D environments and interactive components. Worked with design through final installation to ensure cost-effective measures were engineered throughout process.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2008


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

BFA - Industrial Design

Jun 1991 - Jun 1996

Schoolcraft Community College, Livonia, MI, US, Architectural Design

Associates - Architectural Drafting and Design CAD

Jun 1984 - Jun 1986

Areas of Specialization