Creative Director, Principal
John founded Gensler’s Retail and Branding studios and continues to expand these practice areas into emerging markets in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His thought leadership and focus on the design experience lends an elevated perspective to the firm’s process and creativity as a whole. He was also instrumental in developing the Gensler brand into one of the most recognizable names in the design industry. He was named one of the Retail Design Luminaries of 2012 by design:retail and has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Financial Times, Interior Design, Cool Hunting, Women’s Wear Daily, Glossy, and The Business of Fashion for his industry-leading perspectives. Among his most celebrated projects are Cadillac House in Shanghai, adidas New York, and The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. He also led the brand design for Gensler’s renovation of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice. John has spoken at SxSW Interactive, Fast Company Innovation Festival, Architectural Digest Show, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Harvard University’s School of Design. John is based in Gensler's New York office and holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Arizona State University.