John Rizzo

Creative Strategist & Employee Owner

John Rizzo

Alma Mater
University of Cincinnati, DAAP

Professional Experience

John was traditionally trained in print and is self-taught as an interactive designer, and has worked across multiple mediums, helping to solve problems and grow businesses using intelligent collaboration, creativity, and innovation. With experience in everything from design and photography direction to social media campaigns and responsive websites, he brings versatile expertise to every project. He’s passionate about good typography and never turns down a Photoshop challenge.

His Roots

John attended the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. He’s had the opportunity to work at: Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, D3, Inc.,, FS Creations, POSSIBLE, and now TiER1. He’s a current AIGA member, former Adjunct Professor at Miami University (Ohio), and was a panelist at the 2018 Cincinnati Design Week EMERGE workshop.

His Favorite Quotes

“It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.” —Charles Eames
“He woke up screaming having dreamed of a color he had never seen before.” —The Books, An Animated Description of Mr. Maps

He’s Not All Business

You might find John riding his scooter in his spare time. He runs on sugar, cartoons, and design. He has a wonderful wife, Nicole, and three cats, Elsa, Gandlaf, and Hans Gruber. He lives for Photoshop, good metal playlists for the gym, and Star Wars.

Favorite Foods

  • Pizza
  • Bourbon
  • Sour Beers