johntymkiw@gmail.com
917-405-8873


2012 - PRESENT FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
At Publicis, Chiat, Bloomberg, Arnold, 360i, Dentsu, JWT and Hudson Rouge
Brands include CIti, Accenture, NTT, Audible.com, Lincoln, Bloomberg and Kumon

2007 - 2015 CO-DIRECTOR, EDITOR, PRODUCER
You Were Here, feature-length documentary film, a passion project documenting the iconic Brooklyn DIY
music space Death By Audio youwereheremovie.com

2011 - 2012 ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BBH NEW YORK
Created ads for Westin / Contributed to campaigns for Google, Johnnie Walker, British Airways, Vaseline,
match.com
/ Oversaw teams creating work for World Gold Council and Sittercity.
And helped run the in-house design department

2009 - 2011 FREELANCE CURATOR
Curated art exhibitions and video installations at galleries including Secret Project Robot and Monkeytown

2001 - 2010 FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR
Produced campaigns at BBH, Wolff Olins, JWT, The New York Times / Contributed to campaigns at Team
Detroit
, Publicis, EuroRSCG, Greatworks, Ogilvy, Mother / Brands include Uniqlo, Dyson, UBS, HSBC, WaMu,
Park Hyatt, AMC, IBM, Wachovia, Dell, Fosters, Popeyes, Mini, Diesel, Levi's Johnnie Walker and Axe


2003 - 2008 FOUNDING PARTNER, RIVIERA GALLERY
We created a gallery in WIlliamsburg to support and encourage fresh creative talent.

1997 - 2004 TEACHING
Instructor, taught typography at SVA, Pratt and Tama Art University in Tokyo.

1992 - 2000 FOUNDER, CHEREPAKHA TOKYO
As soon as I finished design school in Ohio, I moved to Tokyo. Didn’t speak the language, had no connections.
Withing a month I found a job as a designer. Two years later I opened my own studio in Tokyo, designing
websites, print and identities for clients including Dentsu, Nintendo and the United Nations University


OTHER PROJECTS
Guest critic, NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program, 2007 - present
Video producer, troublemakervideos.com, 2002 - present
Freelance photo retoucher at Hudson Yards and Weiden+Kennedey, 2003

AWARDS
Jury selection, American Institute of Architects, Re-Envisioning the Urban Edge, July 2008
Approval Matrix, New York Magazine, Platinum Empire Cove real estate parody, Oct 8 2007
Interview, Graphic Magazine Number Seven, 2005
Featured in New Design Tokyo, The Edge of Graphic Design, Rockport 1999
Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual, 1992
Tokyo Art Directors Club Annual, 1991, 1992




I sincerely like and admire each and every one of these people.
If you know them, ask them about me:


Craig Smith, Liz King, Bruno Corbo, Lee Seidenberg, Branden Kramer, Richard Ryan, Jonathan Emmerling,
Eric Aronin, Jonathan Horner, Paul Laffy, Chuck Pagano, Kevin Jordan, Bob Zeltmann, Elaine Ra, Jeff Weston,
Josh Aiello, Justin Kaswan, Arturo Aranda, Tom Drymalski, Alex Moulton, Susan Lascala Wood, Peter Cortez,
Devon Hong, Caprice Yu, Zach Hilder, Jessica Shriftman, Ian Hart, Tim Nolan, Laura Mujico, Chad Utsch, Jan Jaworski,
Saneel Radia, Hugo Biershank, Dean Woodhouse, Chelsea Davison, Katie Facada, Thibault Gerard, Kevin Doyle,
Miranda Kendrick, Cindy Bohm, Beth Ryan, Jon Pearce, Eric McClellan, Nat Whitten, Laura Langdon, Danny Sullivan,
Todd Lamb, Stephen Ruttherford, Gui Borchert, Keith Klein, Tony Larsen, Fredrik Carlstrom, William Burks Spencer,
Lee St James, Ian Keldoulis, David Art Wales, Robyn Sands, Tom Godici, Mark Lowe, Michelle Roufa, Clay Wiener,
Phillip Bonnery, Karl Heiselman, Mike Benson, James Sanderson, Chrstian Butte, Ed Chiquitucto, Jean Rhode,
Adam Calvert, Jordan Kramer, Andre Massis, Tim Geoghegan, Jonny Bauer, Mark Abellera, Russ Stark, Amy Servedita,
Kevin Roddy, MJ Broadbent, Lawrence Melilli, Susan Corbo, Eric Cosper, Mary Warner, Nate Goodson, Izzy Levine, Erik Izo,
Matt MacDonald, Toby Barlow, Nick Goodey, Damian Totman, Phiip Kelly, Peter Seterdahl, Lucia Drumgold, Agatha Sohn,
Christopher Franseze, Gavin Lester, Adam Reeves, Bill Moulton, John Hobbs, Peter Rosch, Giafranco Arena, Peter Kain,
Rob Baird, Allon Tatarka, Linus Karlsson, Paul Malmstrom, Matt Ian, Amir Farhang, Mike Hahn, Ryan Blank, Phil Bicker,
Nick Upton, Matt Campbell, Cindy Gallop