John DeVylder



John DeVylder began working as a graphic designer 1996. He developed his craft designing print and interactive media—creating identities, marketing material and web sites for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and other institutions across a wide spectrum of industries. John’s talents have been employed by Mark Oldach Design Ltd, Liska + Associates Inc., and Arc Worldwide (a Leo Burnett company, formerly Semaphore Partners and Giant Step). Since 2005 John has maintained a freelance design practice working as a free agent developing user-friendly brand experiences online.

From 2008 to 2010, John held the title of full-time Professor of Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. There he taught courses primarily focused on web design, but also typography, digital illustration and design methodologies. Prior to this position, John taught courses and assisted professors at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) while earning his MFA in Visual Communication. John received his undergraduate degree, a BFA in Graphic Design, from Rhode Island School of Design.

Late in 2003, looking for a reprieve from pushing pixels, John enrolled in a letterpress course at The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. Within months he had serendipitously acquired three letterpresses (one quite small, the others quite large) and began developing his skills as a printer. Now located in Sydney, Australia, only one press (a Sigwalt Nonpareil No. 25) made the journey across the Pacific.