John Boyer

Freelance Graphic Designer & Page Designer

Location:Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Skills
John Boyer
PO Box 24 Santisuk
Bangkok 10113 Thailand
083 325 8476

CHEDI, Bangkok, Thailand
Design Director, 2009 - Present
Working in creating a new a design/publishing/communication company in Bangkok, Thailand. Chedi will publish coffee-table photography books, create editotial design and content as well as custom publishing and corporate communication.

KEEN MEDIA, Bangkok, Thailand
Crative Director, Branding, Advertising
December, 2008 - April 2009
Hired as creative director to oversee branding, print and
digital work of Keen Media. During my tenure at Keen I helped the company acquire two major accounts, Ritz-Carlton Asia and the rebranding of Oriental & Amari Hotel Group. Responsibilities included working individually with art directors, designers and digital team planning and scheduling meetings and weekly meetings with company departments.
Responsible for all design. Work closely with editors and project managers to execute branding, and design and collateral for all company projects.

MACY’S NORTH, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Art Director, Advertising & Marketing
February 2007 - Oct. 2008
Art direction, photo direction and layout design for specialty and non-promotional vehicles. Responsible for all advertising for the Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit regions.
Hired freelance photographers and managed projects with in-house photo studio. Commissioned illustration. Prepared sales collateral for client presentations. Oversaw a team of 9 art directors and electronic production artists.

GOLF DIGEST COMPANIES, Condé Nast Publications, NYC
Art Director, Golf For Women, December 2003 - Sept. 2005
Responsible for all visual aspects of magazine, including staff management and hiring, cover shoots and model booking, magazine and logo redesign, page layout, new media, liaison between editorial staff and design department. Approval of promotional materials designed by advertising department.
Responsibilities included hiring staff, freelancers.

Senior Art Director, March 2000 - September 2003
Head of all creative aspects of custom media company,
publishing 21 travel, lifestyle and corporate publications.
Lead a team of art directors and designers and photo
editors in all phases of cover approval, design, conception, and production. Responsibilities included hiring staff,
freelancers, photographers and illustrators. Prepared all client presentations, corporate branding, company advertisements, promotional materials, newsletters, catalogs and new business proposals and new media.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Magazine, Hearst Publications, NYC
Magazine re-design. December 1999 - January 2000
Worked directly with editor-in-chief and art director to
redesign the largest women’s magazine in the US.

GQ Magazine, Condé Nast Publications , NYC
Senior Associate Art Director, July 1996 - September 1999
Responsible for design and layout for the pages of GQ.
Conceived, commissioned photography and styled all
still-life and article shoots. Hired freelance staff, and
commissioned all illustration.

FITNESS Magazine, New York Times Magazine Group, NYC
Art Director , October 1994 - June 1996
Together with the editor-in-chief, we launched Fitness magazine. It began with six issues annually, and with successful sales and revenue, became monthly after 24 months. Fitness quickly
generated more new ads pages than all other publications in the company in a 24 month period.

MADEMOISELLE Magazine, Condé Nast Publications, NYC
Associate Art Director, January 1991 - May1994
Responsible for magazine layouts and design. Generated ideas and hired photography and illustration for all articles.

Award recipient from the following organizations: Society of
Publication Designers, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators and Avion, for best-designed in-flight magazine.

• Conducted a four day editorial magazine design and
photography seminar. Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
• Editorial magazine photography, New York University (substitute).

• University of Minnesota, BFA, Liberal Arts
• AAS Parsons School of Design, Graphic Design, NYC
• TEFL Chiang Mai University

•English (fluent)
•Thai (spoken)

• Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, Word
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Page Design