ABOUT JOHNNY MAC...
WHO AM I?

A TENACIOUS OPTIMIST

My name is John McColloch and I like solving problems, creatively.

Nothing makes me happier when I hear it can't be done. I love coming up with creative solutions to get the job done. At the heart of everything I do, is my love of drawing and problem solving.

I love telling stories. Here's one about me:

A long time ago, I went into the U.S. Air Force. Before I went in, I was told that there was no chance I could go in as an artist, so I entered in the open capacity, which meant they could assign me any job they saw fit. Early in basic training, we went to select our jobs. The clerk gave me a list and as I suspected , there were only three jobs on the list; a cook, a security policeman and an aircraft mechanic. Now these are all good professions, don't get me wrong, but not a good fit for me. Without hesitation I unbuttoned my shirt and withdrew a batch of drawings I'd snuck in. I'd drawn them before I came to boot camp, depicting Air Force life as I imagined it. His eyes grew wide and then he looked at the drawings. He told me to wait and then came back with a chief master sergeant, the highest enlisted rank you can achieve. I'd never seen so many stripes. He took one look at the drawings and told me he liked them and asked if he could have one. I told him if he gave me a job as an artist, he could have the whole batch. He said he couldn't promise

anything, but he'd see what he could do. That was it. At the end of basic training, I received my orders to report to my new duty assignment as a U.S. Air Force Graphic Illustrator. The odd thing is, I never had any doubt.



Our Toolbox:
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • CSS
  • Flash
  • Photoshop
  • Fireworks
  • Traditonal Illustration
    & Cartooning
  • Wacom Cintiq
    digital illustration

SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE AND AN ...
ARSENAL OF SKILLS

ILLUSTRATION | DESIGN | DEVELOPMENT

The Studio

In a building I renovated myself, located behind my 100+ year old house, I operate my design, illustration and development business. Providing clients with affordable fast and creative custom solutions.

My Background

Published cartoonist and comic book artist, Production artist for a major metro newspaper, Graphics Illustrator for the U.S. Air Force, interactive media developer for online education and Artist for a gaming company that specialized in localizing games for foreign and local markets.

From Cartooning to Coding

As an experienced illustrator proficient in traditional and digital illustration, I've created custom comics and animations for clients who needed to to grab their users attention and keep it.
From logos to websites, posters to packaging, I've designed for multi-national companies and small businesses alike.
Depending upon the clients specific requirements, I've created dynamic XML driven flash media, that was localized into several languages and distributed worldwide or developed sophisticated CSS/Javascript, DHTML solutions.

HOW WE'VE HELPED OTHERS BLAST AWAY THEIR COMPETITION...
PORTFOLIO

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  • Discovery Maps

  • MS Small Business Worldwide

  • Getty Images

  • Nintendo

  • Starbucks iCup

  • Norton from Symantec

  • Kentucky Lottery

  • Advantage Factory

  • Jenos Auto Service

  • Entellium

  • cForward

  • Media Pro

  • OSHA Online Education

  • Precor

  • Times Alive

TO INITIATE...
FIRST CONTACT

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN REACH US


LOCATION

Bellingham, WA

PHONE

206-650-1821

EMAIL

info@johnnymacstudios.com