John is the Chief Creative Officer at the Opus Agency, where he is leading the transformation of the agency’s integrated experiential offering. John is an idea-driven creative leader with deep experience in defining overarching strategic direction and creative vision. He has extensive experience working with clients, leading and inspiring teams of multi-disciplined creatives to bring to life big idea creative solutions.
Prior to joining Opus, John was Senior Vice President of Creative for George P. Johnson, where he built and led one of the largest creative teams in the industry. In this lead role, John spearheaded the transformation of his team, establishing a “blueprint to a culture of creativity”—an agency-wide initiative that resulted in the complete evolution of the creative make-up and the adoption of a more agnostic approach to creative problem-solving.
Before GPJ, John owned a South Beach brand advertising boutique that worked with top brands like Samsung, Fox Sports, the NFL and Carnival Cruise Lines in the US and Latin America. John found his passion for creating out of the box, non-traditional brand experiences as a member of the renowned Crispin Porter + Bogusky creative team during his early days in Miami.
John's work has been published in many of the industry’s top publications, including Communication Arts, Graphis and Graphic Design USA. In 2013, John was nominated by the AdClub as one of the top Creatives in Boston. His work has been recognized by some of the industry’s top award shows and has won multiple Hatch, Clio and Addy Awards. John was an instructor for three years and part of the founding staff of the Miami Ad School.
John is an avid collector of vintage comic books (strictly Marvel) and can usually be found cruising suburban Boston on his long-board or dropping in on small swells at his favorite surf spots in Newport RI and Cape Cod.