Kneebeau Design

John Sullivan

Creative Director and
Senior Visual Octane Enhancement Technician

50 South Fourth Street #302
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ph. 917.806.0783

Professional Experience:

Digital Image Technician
Condé Nast Digital Studio
New York, NY
11.05 - Present

Freelance retoucher and post production technician working on images for publications including Lucky, Cargo, and Domino. My responsibilities involved post-production work with an emphasis on color correction and conversion for pre-press preparation of images of all types.


Digital Image Technician
Bene Magazine
New York, NY
01.06 - Present

Retoucher for magazine with focus on Italian culture. Work with multiple photographers on post production of cover and editorial images. Retouching, silhouetting, color correction and conversion for pre-press preparation of files.


Digital Image Technician
Condé Nast/Fairchild Publications
New York, NY
04.06 - Present

Freelance retoucher and post production technician working on images for various publications including Women's Wear Daily, Daily News Record, and a whole group of trade publications. Responsibilities include retouching, color correction and conversion for pre-press preparation of images of all types.


Digital Image Technician/Photographer's Assistant
Tim Knox Photography
New York, NY
05.02 - Present

Consultant on retouching and color correction workflow. Responsible for film scanning, retouching, color correction/conversion for pre-press preparation. Acted as digital post production specialist and Photo assistant on many projects.


President/Creative Director
Kneebeau Design
Brooklyn, NY.
02.92 - present

Provide photography services, web and print design, pre-press, and computer hardware and software consultation services. Jobs including: marketing communications, identity development, web design, editorial, logotype, and exhibit/environmental design, book and magazine design, brochures, print ads, posters, product labels, packaging for videos, cassettes, records, CDs, and other promotional items. Act as consultant to photographers in need of photoshop assistance. Also provide IT services for mac systems.

List of present and past Clients:


Baraka Foundation Records - Brooklyn, NY
Design of Packaging, marketing materials, prints ads for this independent record company. - New York, NY Design of marketing websites, Banners, marketing communications, and identity development for this new media advertising firm.

Brandscape - New York, NY
Design of marketing websites, Banners, and Strategic Planning for internet advertising firm.

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Design of website for October Films.

Pete's Candy Store - Brooklyn, NY
Design of concert promotional materials for nightclub.

The Knitting Factory - New York, NY
Design of concert promotional materials for nightclub.

Relish - Brooklyn, NY
Design of promotional materials for diner/nightclub.

HBRA and Associates - New York, NY
Design & Pre-press of marketing communications for entertainment and finacial clients.

AIPCA - Jersey City, NJ
Design & pre-press of corporate and marketing communications.

The Pere Partners - New York, NY
Design & pre-press of DVD packaging, and marketing communications for Film and Recording industry clients.

Athens Technical Specialists Inc.
Athens, Oh
Design of marketing communications for traffic control company.

Moo! Magazine - Columbus, Oh
Editorial layouts for music
and culture monthly.

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The Fox Theatre - Boulder, Co
Poster Design for
event promotion.

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Parallel Universe - Boulder, Co
Design of print advertisements and promo items.

Specialty Books - Athens, Oh
Design of marketing materials and printed sportsware.

Wide Angle - Athens, Oh
Design and pre-press preparation
for Film Journal.

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OU College of Osteopathic
Medicine Graphic Resources

Athens, Oh
Design of brochure cover art.

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Salaried Positions:

Art Director
Fry MultiMedia NY.
New York, NY.
08.98 - 01.01

Conceptualize and Produce Website and Ad Banner Design. Work with team of Creative Directors, Project Managers, other Art Directors, Production Artists, Writers, Programers to Creatively attain our clients goals for e-commerce and corporate branding sites. Began working same position previous to merger of Brandscape with Fry in 05.99

Projects including sites for consumer goods: Wish-bone Dressing, Ragu Sauce, and Gorton's Fish. Also assisted on other jobs for Nortel, Godiva, Waterworks, E-ziba, etc.


Art Director
Electronic Vision/Fitne Inc.
Athens, Ohio
08.96 - 04.98

Design of Websites, CD Roms, Video CDs, Video Graphics, Packaging, Marketing and Corporate Communications. Cross platform development including conceptualization, development of interface design, data-basing, photography, scanning, retouching, illustration, palette selection.

Worked with team on interactive educational programs including: Health care education and reference, Industrial Instruction & maintenance manuals, and an Interactive filmmaking guide.

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Exhibit Designer
Hilferty and Associates
Museum Design and Planning

Athens, Ohio
05.94 - 06.97

Collaborated with development team in creation of gallery content. Design of exhibit graphics, standards manuals, diagrams, illustrations, reports, proposals, and presentation graphics.

Projects include: IGFA World Fishing Center, Dickson Mounds Museum, North Carolina Natural History Museum, The Cleveland Heath Museum, Mt. Vernon Educational Center, Utah State Museum of Natural History, Afro-American Dance Exhibit, and The Institute of Industrial Technology.

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Graphic Designer
Ohio University Communications
Athens, Ohio
03.94 - 03.97

Design and pre-press of brochure and poster jobs. Involved with editing of photo and editorial content, and resolution of on press production issues.

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Graphic Designer
H2 Design Group
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
06.93 - 03.94

Design of corporate identity, brochures, print ads, posters, newsletters, folders, informational graphics, CD & video packaging, and self-promotional projects. Served as Lead Designer under Art Director at this marketing communications design firm.

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Production Manager/Printer
Omnidesign Inc.
Boulder, Colorado
09.94 - 02.95

Production of screen printed items including: signage, fleet graphics, vinyl stickers and banners, posters, canvas backdrops and awnings. Involved with entire screen process. Clients in the sports industries of biking, skiing, snowboarding and larger national chain stores such as Barnes and Nobel.

Graphic Designer / Systems Administrator
The Dog World Famous T-Shirts
Athens, Ohio
06.88 - 06.93

Design and mechanical pre-press of corporate identity, signage, CD, record, and cassette packaging, posters, logos, t-shirt and sticker art. Upgrade and troubleshoot Mac based hardware, software, and network. Operation and maintenance of stat camera and processor. Extensive experience in entire process of screen printing.

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Graphic Designer
Image Graphics
Athens, Ohio
05.85 - 05.88

Design and mechanical preparation of logos, business cards, signage, t-shirt art and custom air-brushing.



BFA Degree: Graphic Design,
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 1992.
Emphasis in typography and screen printing


3-Day workshop with MacRay Magleby, BYU Graphics, Provo,
Utah. Thematic poster design for silkscreen process.

1-Day workshop with Ben Day, Typographer, Author.
Lateral thinking concepts applied to design
for Ohio University School of Art magazine ad.


Desktop and Web Publishing Experience:

Fluent with the Mac OS,
Experience in the following applications:

-Quark Xpress
-Image Ready
-Strata StudioPro
-Various HTML apps


Jeffrey Schad
Director - Digital Studio, Condé Nast Publications

Per Gylfe
Instructor - Digital Media Lab
International Center of Photography

Brian Reisinger
President, Swandive

Tim Knox

Gemma Hart Corsano
Photography Director - Bene Magazine

Melianthe Kines
CEO - Fry MultiMedia NYC

Tom Cunniff

Tom Erlewine
Art Director
Electronic Vision Inc.

Kevin Morgan
President, Headgear Inc.
Owner, Kevin Morgan Studio

Kjirsten Janes
Exhibit Designer
Hilferty and Associates