John has both academic and industry experience. For almost a decade he developed and taught the graphic design, digital photography and web design course modules of the Media Studies degree at Liverpool Hope University. He has also taught graphic design in other educational establishments in the UK. In the USA he was a graphic designer at several advertising agencies and several independent newspapers. He designed a website for the international award-winning children’s book illustrator and author David Roberts. John recently won an international photographic award and his work was exhibited in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia in June 2013.