I wish to work along side a group of progressive designers that strive to be on the leading edge of design, breaking down established ideals of modern design and constructing new theories and styles.

Work Samples

  • Illustration

  • Apparel Graphics

  • Branding and Identity

Work History

John Michael Maestas 15 West 82 St New York, NY 10024 646.508.4919 johnnymaestas@hotmail.com Work Experience + Graphic Designer - The Rockwell Group Architecture, Planning and Design, P.C. New York, NY. Duties include company branding, designing print collateral, and way-finding signage systems for architectural and branding clients. Clients include W Hotels, Fairmont Hotel Chicago, JetBlue, Nobu Restaurants, Mistral Innovation Partners, NOLA and Architecture for Humanity. Maintaining Rockwell Group’s own branding material. October 2007 to current. + Contract Graphic Designer - Firefly Design & Communication and I Can Do That Productions. New York, NY. Duties included design of print media. Clients include MontBlanc, PEFCO, UNIMAC Graphics, Crown Luxury Travel, Leiber Products. June 2007 to September 2007 + Graphic Designer/Production Artist - Scott's Printing and Graphic Design. Montrose, CO. Duties included company branding, designing print collateral, apparel graphics and large format graphics. Production work included prepress, rip operations, press checks and working directly with printers. June 2004 to June 2007. + Graphic Designer - Montrose Daily Press. Montrose, CO. Duties included designing newspaper and magazine advertisements. Also assisted with newspaper and magazine layout. February 2004 to June of 2004. + Current and Past Freelance Clients - Love Productions, Ergophobia Clothing, Keenanet llc. High Society Freeride Company, J&M Computing Solutions. Duties and projects included CD package design, promotional material, company branding, apparel graphics and web support. December 2002 to Current Education + B.A. in Graphic Design. Colorado State University. Graduated December 2002 Skills + Proficient in the industry standard print software including: Creative Suite(CS3), QuarkXpress, Word, Power Point. Also proficient in various rip and preflight programs. Comfortable in both Mac and PC platforms. + Production artist/prepress skills. Very familiar with the offset printing process and very experienced in preflight processes; building multiple-up press runs, press checks, reading rip queues. + Illustration and fine arts background, including painting, drawing, mixed media and photography. + Bilingual in English & Spanish Special Honors +Paintings selected for "The Sledge Hammer Exhibit" a gallery exhibit benefiting the Sledge Hammer Theatre In San Diego, CA. October 2004 + Awarded The Outstanding Art Student Scholarship while attending Fort Lewis College spring 2000 + Paintings and drawings selected for exhibit at Fort Lewis Colleges art gallery and theatre department. References Mike Cerchia Art Director/Scott’s Printing 970.249.2611 mikec@scottsprinting.com Sheila Cobb Creative Director/Principle 212.741.2820 www.fireflydes.com John Gravdahl CSU Instructor 970.491.5482 gravdahl@lamar.colostate.edu


Colorado State



Outstanding Art Student Scholarship awarded while attending Fort Lewis College, Spring 2000