Multi-disciplinary designer John deWolf has worked in various mediums including print, interactive, broadcast, exhibition, environmental graphic design, and interior design. He has an extensive background in analyzing and deconstructing complex structures and designing understandable and accessible communication systems, particularly for large public audiences.
As a senior interactive designer for Two Twelve Associates of New York, John supervised the design and production of three retirement planning software packages for mutual fund giant, T. Rowe Price. Work also included interface design for The Economist Group’s website. John has also worked with and managed large-scale signage teams for such clients as Walt Disney Imagineering, Trinity College, the Chicago Park District, Queens West State Park, Seattle’s Sound Transit, Indiana Purdue University, Yale University, Parks Canada, and the Halifax Regional Municipality. John was the lead exhibition designer for three major photography exhibitions: Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990—2005, and Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power. He also designed a permanent exhibition for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
John was regular part-time faculty at the NSCAD University, teaching in the Foundation and Design divisions from 2001 through 2006, and was awarded the NSCAD Faculty Recognition Award in 2003 for outstanding teaching performance and dedication to enhancing student life. He was also an adjunct faculty member for the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Mr. deWolf’s graphic and environmental graphic design work has been published in various design publications has received numerous awards.
In 1992, John deWolf received a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Communication Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mr. deWolf is currently enrolled in the Master of Interior Design program at the University of Manitoba.