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Environmental Graphic Designer

John comes to Shannon Leigh with over 18 years of experience in the experiential and wayfinding design Industry.  He has worked on multiple teams focusing on civic, healthcare, public sector, and corporate projects. John believes in building relationships with clients and the greater design community and bringing those connections to an integrated approach to Experiential design.

“I’m a proponent of the saying by Jim Rohn, ‘Whatever good things we build end up building us.’ My design philosophy is that every line has meaning, and I hope that all I can contribute to design in the world enlightens and brightens all those who engage it.”


  • Civic, Corporate, Healthcare and Hospitality Design

  • ADA & CBC code compliance

  • Project Phase Design

  • Architecture and Design Collaboration



John loves spending as much time as possible with his family located in Denver and L.A. He also has a “family of enthusiasts” of a certain London “real football” team, Arsenal. During weekend mornings you will find him cheering on his favorite team with the Bay Area and East Bay Gooners. He also likes to take 10,000+ steps a day, when he can. (Fitbits rule.)

  • Favorite color: Blue….No, RED…

  • Favorite book: Currently revisiting The Alienist, by Caleb Carr, and Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

  • Favorite TV show: Parking Wars and Antiques Road Show

  • Favorite movie: So many…Looking forward to the remake of Dune

  • Favorite song: John has an eclectic taste in music, from Elohim to YoYo Ma, but he is always in search of great new music.