Hi, I'm John

I help people build human-centered business for the digital era.


I’m a brand strategist, innovation facilitator, and speaker from Philadelphia. I help people unlock their potential by gaining clarity, harnessing creativity, and taking action. I work with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and organizations to build human-centered businesses for the digital era.

When not working with clients, I write and speak about how we can use mindful communication and the power of stories create positive change. I’m an experienced facilitator, and I give frequent workshops on Design Thinking, Innovation, Branding, and Consensus building.

I’m also the founder & CEO of Being Design Inc.

“Helping people take action on their most ambitious goals.”


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

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