johntymkiw@gmail.com
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2012 - PRESENT FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
At Publicis, Chiat, McCann, Bloomberg, Arnold, 360i, Dentsu, JWT, Hudson Rouge
Brands include CIti, Oral-B, Accenture, NTT, Audible.com, Lincoln, Rolex, Bloomberg.

2007 - PRESENT  GUEST CRITIC, ITP (NYU)
Regularly critique classes including New Interfaces for Musical Expression
and Thesis Projects. itp.nyu.edu

2011 - 2012 ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BBH NEW YORK
Westin, Google, Johnnie Walker, British Airways, Vaseline, match.com.
Oversaw teams creating work for World Gold Council and Sittercity.
And helped run the in-house design department.

2001 - 2010 FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR
BBH, Wolff Olins, JWT, The New York Times, Team Detroit, Publicis, EuroRSCG, Ogilvy, Mother. 
Brands worked on include Dyson, Lincoln, UBS, HSBC, WaMu, Park Hyatt, Uniqlo, IBM, Mini,
Diesel, Levi's Johnnie Walker, Axe.


1997 - 2008 ART, ARCHITECTURE & ACADEMIA
Partner in the Riviera Gallery in Williamsburg. Won a prize from the AIA for an architectural proposal for the South Street Seaport. Taught several classes at SVA, Pratt and Tama Art University in Tokyo, lectured in both English and Japanese.

1992 - 2000 FOUNDER, CHEREPAKHA TOKYO
As soon as I finished design school in Ohio, I moved to Tokyo. Didn’t speak the language, had no connections.
Withing a month I found a job as a designer. Two years later I opened my own studio in Tokyo, designing
websites, print and identities for clients including Dentsu, Nintendo and the United Nations University

OTHER PROJECTS
Video producer, troublemakervideos.com, 2002 - present
Curated art and video installations at galleries inculding Secret Project Robot and Monkeytown
Photo retoucher at Hudson Yards and Weiden+Kennedey, 2003

AWARDS
Jury selection, American Institute of Architects, Re-Envisioning the Urban Edge, July 2008
Approval Matrix, New York Magazine, Platinum Empire Cove real estate parody, Oct 8 2007
Interview, Graphic Magazine Number Seven, 2005
Featured in New Design Tokyo, The Edge of Graphic Design, Rockport 1999
Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual, 1992
Tokyo Art Directors Club Annual, 1991, 1992




I sincerely like and admire each and every one of these people.
If you know them, ask them about me:


Craig Smith, Liz King, Bruno Corbo, Lee Seidenberg, Branden Kramer, Richard Ryan, Jonathan Emmerling,
Eric Aronin, Jonathan Horner, Paul Laffy, Chuck Pagano, Kevin Jordan, Bob Zeltmann, Elaine Ra, Jeff Weston,
Josh Aiello, Justin Kaswan, Arturo Aranda, Tom Drymalski, Alex Moulton, Susan Lascala Wood, Peter Cortez,
Devon Hong, Caprice Yu, Zach Hilder, Jessica Shriftman, Ian Hart, Tim Nolan, Laura Mujico, Chad Utsch, Jan Jaworski,
Saneel Radia, Hugo Biershank, Dean Woodhouse, Chelsea Davison, Katie Facada, Thibault Gerard, Kevin Doyle,
Miranda Kendrick, Cindy Bohm, Beth Ryan, Jon Pearce, Eric McClellan, Nat Whitten, Laura Langdon, Danny Sullivan,
Todd Lamb, Stephen Ruttherford, Gui Borchert, Keith Klein, Tony Larsen, Fredrik Carlstrom, William Burks Spencer,
Lee St James, Ian Keldoulis, David Art Wales, Robyn Sands, Tom Godici, Mark Lowe, Michelle Roufa, Clay Wiener,
Phillip Bonnery, Karl Heiselman, Mike Benson, James Sanderson, Chrstian Butte, Mike Rogers, Ed Chiquitucto, Jean Rhode,
Adam Calvert, Jordan Kramer, Andre Massis, Tim Geoghegan, Jonny Bauer, Mark Abellera, Russ Stark, Amy Servedita,
Kevin Roddy, MJ Broadbent, Lawrence Melilli, Susan Corbo, Eric Cosper, Mary Warner, Nate Goodson, Izzy Levine, Erik Izo,
Matt MacDonald, Toby Barlow, Nick Goodey, Damian Totman, Phiip Kelly, Peter Seterdahl, Lucia Drumgold, Agatha Sohn,
Christopher Franseze, Gavin Lester, Adam Reeves, Bill Moulton, John Hobbs, Peter Rosch, Giafranco Arena, Peter Kain,
Rob Baird, Allon Tatarka, Linus Karlsson, Paul Malmstrom, Matt Ian, Amir Farhang, Mike Hahn, Ryan Blank, Phil Bicker,
Nick Upton, Matt Campbell, Cindy Gallop