A native of Alabama, John moved to Southern California at age five. He finds inspiration in his love of travel (next destinations: Armenia and a tour of the Art Deco buildings of Tulsa). John currently has a design crush on the interiors of Dimore Studio and the Color Field artists Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis.
Prior to joining Utopia, John was a Creative Director at both Nordstrom and Target as well as at the New York creative agency, Chandelier. His clients include West Elm and Ralph Lauren Home.