About

Bio:
John Battista De Santis has two decades of experience as and creative director, graphic artist and illustrator.

He is also a visiting  professor at Pratt Institute and City University of New York’s  New York City Technical College.

He has developed, initiated and implemented  high profile marketing, communication and design strategies for varied international markets. These programs have enhanced and promoted image providing for increased market shares.

Expertise incorporates creative direction print and online, marketing, corporate and international government campaigns, all aspects of editorial publishing and promotional design, and the development of cultural /educational programs.
His experience incorporates illustration,graphic design, creative direction, and  interactive design.

Background includes all aspects of advertising campaign and new media creative direction; traditional and online marketing. Management of small agency day to day operations and all aspects of print and custom publishing design.

Has worked in all  aspects of creative production, design; coordinating with senior management, staff, vendors and creative teams. Management of in-house art departments for agencies, publishing, governmental and non profits. Has an extensive knowledge of Adobe CS as well as producing new media design

John has worked with corporations, international trade associations, cultural organizations, publishers and governmental institutions.

He is based in New York City.
John holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

A partial client list includes: The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, New York City Police Museum, The National Park Service, American History Magazine, The Italian Trade Commission New York, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island NHM, Italian Cultural Institute New York, United Nations Department of Public Information, Gettysburg Civil War Museum, Independence Hall HNS, Italian Consulate of New York, Scientific American, Architectural Record, Fortune, Ford’s Theater NHS, Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York, Rovere Publishing, United Nations Postal Administration, UNICEF, International Olympic Committee,  Italian American Museum, and The Milan, Naples, Lazio, Brescia, Chambers of Commerce.

He has been an Art Director/Creative Director for Webb Communications, Architectural Record and Scientific American. Editorial Design experience includes: Fortune, Forbes, Popular Science, Outdoor Life, Major League Baseball, and Trade with Italy.

When not busy with clients he is searching for antique books for his collection or fixing the family farmhouse in Frosinone, Italy.

Artist Statement:
Illustration is fine art with a message.

Teaching
He is also and adjunct professor at Pratt Institute and City University of New York’s  New York City Technical College. He is always interested in expanding his work with design students either working within existing school curricula or incorporating  his course syllabus, “Real Graphic Design for Now”

School Visits:
John thoroughly enjoys school visits. Please contact him at: info@johnbattistadesantis.com

Prints:
Many works are offered for sale through Rovere Publishing. Signed prints and Giclee prints of artwork are also available.

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