John C. Tripp is a publisher, graphic designer, and art director with many years of experience with publications, advertising agencies, financial service firms and personal projects.
His work includes editorial, identity, packaging, and creative direction. For a number of years he worked with Aquent, in San Francisco, Boston and Miami. He also worked extensively with Cheryl Roshak and Nicole Detko in New York City, both as a creative and a production artist for ad agencies and publishers.
In Miami Tripp played a critical role with several Miami-based publications. For “Ocean Drive” magazine, Tripp was Advertising Designer for all clients of the magazine in its first year. He was also an Art Director for “Destination Jamaica” and “Destination Dominica”, travelling to the island and creating ads for resorts, retailers and restaurants. Tripp was also a graphic designer for Island Outpost, designing guest materials and ads.
Publishing is in Tripp’s blood and he has published several small, but influential, magazines. His first ‘zine, “Ipso Facto” was an early prototype for today’s music and design magazines. Starting the publication while in college, along with Chuck Conner and Stuart Patterson, Tripp moved it to San Francisco. There, Ipso Facto tapped into the city’s music and design and political culture, covering the nascent hip hop and electronic music scene, as well as art and activism. He also collaborated on editorial projects with leading graphic artists like Steven R. Gilmore (cover design), Tom Bonauro and Rex Ray. “Ipso Facto” was a pioneer in desktop publishing, being one of the first to use it for 4-color separations.
Tripp also published the Miami music magazine, “TIP” and the travel and culture magazine “ROAM”. He was founder and editor of the world music website “MundoVibe” and the city guide “Metro Asheville”.
Exhibiting his diverse skills, Tripp has worked with leading financial services and consulting firms such as Deloitte Touche, where he created four-color client proposals. Tripp has also worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton, DSL Direct, Scudder and Morgan Stanley, creating presentations and collateral.
Like today’s multi-faceted culture Tripp’s work reflects a myriad of influences. Versatility, creativity and experience are strengths he brings to any project. And since technology is a great part of today’s design, his knowledge of computer applications is excellent. He is well versed in both print- and web-oriented applications.
In today’s fast-paced environment, the importance of deadlines cannot be under-estimated and Tripp work under deadline pressures with ease. He is accustomed to a fast-paced environment where multiple projects, deadlines, meetings occur simultaneously. He is also a team-player and interact well with others.
It is his breadth of experience, versatile skills, a can-do attitude and immense creativity that makes Tripp a great match for clients who want to see results.