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John De Santis

Visiting Assistant Professor

Associate Degrees
School of Art

Creative lead, graphic designer educator, illustrator. Teaches Communication Design and Graphic Design Associate Degree Program, School of Art, Pratt Manhattan Campus
John is a visiting  professor at The New School/Parsons, City University of New York and St John’s University teaching Typography, Graphic Design, Communication Design, Portfolio Development and Communication Design History
Professional practice includes the development of: Open Education Resources, AR/VR educational resources, cultural/educational programs, corporate and international governmental trade and cultural campaigns; creative direction print and online, digital design, branding, illustration, all aspects of editorial publishing/promotional design, and  multi disciplined creative efforts.

Professional experience: More than 20 years based in New York City developing multi disciplined creative marketing:
Co-founder, creative director of Webb Communications, a new media design firm
Art director: Scientific American, Architectural Record
Art Director at the United Nations, New York, designed various creative and marketing campaigns for UN initiatives globally. Worked with artists to design United Nations postage stamps.

Clients: Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, United States Park Service, United Nations, Time Life, Italian Trade Commission, Architectural Record, Scientific American, New York City Police Museum, Italian Cultural Institute New York, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Statue of Liberty NHS.Partial client list: Milan Chamber of Commerce, The Italian Trade Commission, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Fedex, Forbes, Fortune, New York City Police Museum, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, Italian Consulate of New York, Milan Convention Center, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

B.F.A. School of Visual Arts