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I'm JOHN, a creative designer known for making OTHER PEOPLE'S WORK standout with my DZN skills.

Currently using my [15+ years] experience to elevate the marketing efforts at a MUSEUM. I WRITE BOOKS under a pen name, developed my own ORGANIZING SYSTEM and started a CRAFT BUSINESS.

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DZN'd by JND

I offer an array of design services [and more] to help individuals, non-profits and brands stand out.

Creative Direction

I'll work with you/your team to help bring your design ideas and goals from concept to reality.

Branding

It's all about identity - logos, typography, brand colors, guidelines and more.

Print Materials

When it comes to print, the sky is the limit - flyers, booklets, brochures, signs, posters, and more.

Visual Design

Anyone can put words and images together, whether print or web, I'll help you do it the right way.

Graphics/Web

If you need a new website, refresh for your current site or graphics to share on social media, start here.

...And Beyond

For those designs that can't be contained by web or paper.

OTHER PEOPLE'S WORK

A sample of the projects I created for businesses, non-profits, contests, and (sometimes) myself.
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Star Wars Bullet Card


Productivity takes a trip to a galaxy far, far away with the Star Wars Bullet Card. Designed for fans of the series, this double-sided card easily fits inside notebooks and mimics R2-D2 on the front with BB-8 on the back to help newcomers to the popular note taking method become productivity Jedi.
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Resume + Portfolio Booklet


A conveniently sized portfolio booklet that takes the information of a traditional resume and displays it alongside vibrant project photos. Featuring a clean, modern design with plenty of space for project case studies, client testimonials and more, this handy template is the optimal resource for any creative.
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Dollar Rede$ign Project


A bold redesign of American currency featuring colored notes for each denomination and a smaller size to prevent unnecessary folding and tearing. Each note showcases an inspiring moment in U.S. history with a corresponding portrait of notable figures against a windswept American flag.
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Resume Swatches


A twist on the traditional resume/portfolio straight from the design world. This set of cardstock-printed swatches features color-coded pages to showcase different sections of information and is corner-bound with an eyelet. The packet easily fits within a business envelope or small folder as a unique leave behind for prospective employers or clients.

    Current Project

     

    curation & design

    PRIDE! Pop-up Exhibit

    For Pride month I was asked to guest curate the first LGBT+ exhibit for the Northport Historical Society Museum. My exhibit, PRIDE!, utilizes original designs to explore the history of the LGBT+ movement in the U.S. and Northport, NY.

    Visit: Northport Historical Society

    In The News

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    Northport Journal | June 9, 2023

    Historical Society Kicks Off Pride Month with First LGBT Exhibit

    The Northport Historical Society’s first LGBTQ exhibit is here and, in line with the first-ever Pride flag raising and the upcoming Pridefest in the Park event, is looking to shine light on the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ community, in and out of Northport.

    The PRIDE! pop-up exhibit was curated and designed by the society’s marketing and membership coordinator, John Daniello, and explores the history of the LGBTQ movement nationally and locally. In another first, the month-long exhibit welcomes members of the LGBTQ community – and their allies – to share personal stories of Pride on the exhibit’s “Share Your Pride” wall.

    A Bronx, New York native, Daniello moved to Huntington in 2021 with his partner, Matt. When Daniello first learned about the Pridefest events happening in Northport Village, he jumped on the opportunity to take part in the month-long celebrations. Though he didn’t have much time to prepare, Daniello felt the support and encouragement of his colleagues and board members at the society and forged ahead.

    Daniello did the majority of research for the pop-up himself, with help from Carol Taylor and Ceylan Swenson, education coordinators current and past, respectively. “It’s been a very long month for me,” said Daniello, who created every piece in the exhibit to his standards, defined largely by his background in graphic design – everything had to be perfect."

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    The Observer | June 1, 2023

    New Coordinator has Historical Society on the Rise

    Northport Historical Society Marketing and Membership Coordinator John Daniello has been strategically growing the Society's presence in the community through his elevated designs for flyers, social media, weekly email newsletters, and more.

    Mr. Daniello's colorful and creative marketing has increased public awareness of the Museum and sparked new momentum for its event attendance and membership. He has been dedicated to capturing the success of the events and exhibits in the Society newsletter, which acts as historical documentation of all the contemporary work of the Society.

    Mr. Daniello continues to make ties with local businessowners by personally delivering them flyers and finding exciting ways to partner with them. His idea of incorporating sponsors' logos on custom placemats connects Society supporters with local businesses on a new level.

    Most recently, Mr. Daniello planned and executed a campaign for the Society's Little Prince Day. He designed handouts with a Little Prince graphic that children cut out and brought on their adventures. Their parents then took photos and tagged the Society on social media. He then designed a life-sized Little Prince with Northport Copy to make the event even more interactive. "Mr. Daniello's enthusiam for every Museum project is contagious and we feel so fortunate to have him as part of our team," said Museum Director, Caitlyn Shea.

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