A creative individual. A talented designer. An aspiring world traveler with a vision to better the future by enhancing experiences through visual and functional innovation. Born and raised in Philadelphia.
Established in 1982, originally a fine art sculptor, John started his career while in high school involving himself in a wide variety of fields participating in such creative outlets like designing of consumer goods, marine design, graphic design, furniture design, spatial/interior design and architecture. He soon realized that the world is too big to only have one thing going for himself.
Earning a B.F.A in Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design while minoring in furniture design and art history, John found himself and his passions (yes, more than one) while living in Savannah, going to school, and visiting his friends and family during these years.
Moving back to Philadelphia after finishing his degree, John entered the world of general contracting. He worked on everything from home additions to architectural planning, marketing and business growth while pursuing a career in the design world. With a great passion for green design, he received an offer from Amtrak and accepted knowing that he could find his niche in a sustainable transportation industry.
John has been with Amtrak since October of 2007 taking small steps each day in helping his group design the next generation of high speed rail. He is avidly in pursuit of starting up design consultancy while rehabbing his new home. He also the founder of QUINCiii in affiliation with JQA3S Designs LLC, a design company with a with a wide variety of design disciplines ranging from product design to wedding stationary design.
John Quincy Adams Skalski, IDSA
Designing A Better Experience
www.coroflot.com/johnskalski (for now)
www.QUINCiii.com (coming soon)
2012, Presidential Service and Achievement Award
2011, Brunel Award - Honorable Mention
2008, Presidential Environmental Award
IDSA, American Red Cross