Hi, I'm John

I'm a human-centered designer, educator, and digital strategist from Philadelphia.


I help organizations ensure that their systems serve people, and not the other way around. I call this Human Centered Thinking, and I write, teach, and speak about it across a variety of industries.

I’m particularly interested in how we can use technology and design thinking to solve society’s most challenging problems. I believe all design should be human centered, and that nothing is beyond scrutiny.

“Ensuring that systems serve people, and not the other way around.”


Solve Complex Problems

Digital Business Strategy

I help organizations understand and utilize digital ecosystems while leveraging their existing expertise to scale their impact.

Design Consulting

Through Human Centered Design, I provide consulting, auditing, and design services for brands, websites, and content.


I empower clients through workshops on digital business strategy, human-centered design, and social impact.

Keynotes & Talks

I speak about Digital Trends, Human-Centered Design Thinking, Social Impact, and the Future of Education.

Interested in working together?

Do you have a complex business problem? A design project? Do you need a speaker for your next event? Just have a question? – Let me know!

"John is one of the easiest people I know to work with. Aside from his calm and understanding presence, he is whip-smart and understands both the front and backend of digital projects. He is a whiz-kid to me."

Tom Bershad
Founder of Next Level Advisors and AboutMeditation.com

"John is a creative problem-solver and a thoughtful visionary whose interests and experience go way beyond design and development. This makes him an ideal advisor and vendor to ventures like ours. I consider him part of our team."

Greg Robison
Executive Director, The Meditatio Foundation