Born and raised in the vibrant and infamous New York City, where art is a
lifestyle and design is a necessity, it was no surprise to me when John Agnesini
discovered his creative abilities at the early age of 14 with the influence of his
grandfather. Fascinated by the software programs he saw his grandfather use
and the hum of his laser printer, it inspired him to design flyers for his class trips
while many other classmates were busy trying out for school sports.
John's creativity and passion for aesthetics truly started to develop when he
entered high school. During those four soul-searching years, he became the
Layout Editor of the school paper and also embarked on the role of Historian for
his school’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America. During his
tenure in FBLA, he won 3rd place in Desktop Publishing at the 1998 State
Leadership Conference in Rochester, and then took home 1st place the
following year. This presented him with the honorable opportunity of
representing New York State at the national competition in Chicago.
He knew that a career in design was the obvious choice, so he continued his
studies in Digital Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he learned and
honed his skills in design fundamentals, lettering and typography. Upon
graduation, John headed back to the Big Apple to jump start his career in
design as a Designer at a downtown printing company, which later led him down
the path of becoming a Junior Designer for a marketing company.
With a strong desire and keen eye for print design, John decided to enter the
world of publishing about seven years ago as an Associate Designer for lifestyle
magazine, Metrosource where he learned the very important core basics of
Months later, he took what he had learned from that experience to the next
step of his career. John was offered the position of Art Director at Analysts In
Media and was given the task of producing four separate B2B titles: Business
Trends Quarterly, Future Healthcare, Future Pharmaceuticals and Airport
Innovation. Almost two years and 14 magazines later, it was time for him to again
John continued his publishing career as HX Magazine's Design Director until
deciding to become a full-time freelance designer having worked with companies
such as Audi, Beth Israel Medical Center, Cisco, Citrix, Deloitte, Chrysler,
Edelman, Showbiz Expo HP, HX Magazine, Jaguar Motors, Mary J. Blige, Universal,
west elm, White & Case, LLP, John Wiley & Sons, and Williams-Sonoma.
Today, John owns and operated a boutique design company that has grown into
a recognized brand in the design market that services clients of all scales from
New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. John's work has been
featured in national magazines, advertising campaigns, television, the world wide
web and billboards throughout major cities.