John Rizor

Chicago, Illinois

After leaving my native state and hometown of Ann Arbor, I spent six years working toward my Master's Degree in Architecture from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. During that time, I had brief academic architectural internships with a variety of design firms including Lake | Flato Architects (San Antonio, TX), Gensler (Chicago, IL), and Cordogan, Clark, and Associates (Aurora, IL). While my base is in architectural design, I have since spent some time in the fields of real estate, project management for a general contractor in Chicago, and entrepreneurial endeavors such as RmprStmpr and our current host Ballista Magazine --- I enjoy the challenge of new undertakings and view every day as a progression of skills in these parallel industries. I am comfortable and continuously honing my craft in architecture, graphic design, painting, and pretty much anything else design-related! I am still discovering my personal style, but it is substantially more difficult to define when my work is admittedly schizophrenic and spans a variety of mediums and industries.

Features by John

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Mister Cartoon

Los Angeles, California

Hailing from the City of Angels (Los Angeles, CA), Mark Machada aka Mister Cartoon has been a body art mainstay among the most high-profile clients in the music industry.

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Mark Pernice

Brooklyn, New York

Mark Pernice is a graphic designer and illustrator from Brooklyn, New York that runs a fantastic design studio that goes by the name Matic.

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Just Lucky

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hailing from the Furniture City (Grand Rapids, MI), Just Lucky is an identity and branding design agency whose strength lies not in their size, but their “scalability”.

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Lesley Barnes

Glasgow, Scotland

Lesley Barnes is a Glasgow-based illustrator with a highly geometric and incredibly complex style.

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Nathan Sawaya

New York, New York

Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things: LEGOs. With a collection of over 1.5million bricks in his studio, Nathan has now become the envy of every child ever.

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Dialog Studio

Founded in 2010, Dialog Studio specializes in creating brand experiences for some of the most recognized companies in the world.

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Luke Bott

Wichita, Kansas

Luke Bott is a designer and illustrator from Wichita, KS whose work has been featured in publications such as Step 100, LogoLounge, Print Magazine, Identity Magazine, and Computer Arts Magazine.

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Gray Design

Vargön, Sweden

Founded by its namesake Eduard Gray, this Swedish design company is diversified into four key divisions: yachts, supercars, power & energy, and design divisions.

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Studio Gang

Chicago, Illinois

Founded in 1997 by recently-named MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an full-service architectural firm based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Dan Mumford

London, England

Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator from London whose detailed illustrations have graced many album covers and rockers’ backs.

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Phil McAndrew

San Diego, California

Working out of San Diego, CA by way of Syracuse, NY, Phil McAndrew is an illustrator and cartoonist with a special brand of style.

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Omar Noory

Columbus, Ohio

Omar Noory is a versatile designer from Columbus, Ohio — if you ask him, he’s just “a stupid kid with a website”…but we know better.

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Nick Brue

Minneapolis, MN

Hailing from the City of the Lakes (Minneapolis, MN), Nick Brue is a graphic designer and illustrator with a diverse portfolio of work.

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Lille, France

AMOSE is an exceptional artist from Lille, France whose work exhibits a beautiful exploration and artistic exploitation of the human form.

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Los Angeles, California

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Hirsuta is a full-service architectural, interior, landscape, and product design firm specializing in advanced form and the integration of emerging technologies in construction.

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Mitch Blunt

London, United Kingdom

Mitch Blunt is an illustrator from London with an style that is all his own — his handcrafted aesthetic may be simple, but packs an undeniable punch.

Nikki Rosato - Couple (Boston, MA)

Nikki Rosato

Medford, Massachusetts

Nikki Rosato is an incredibly talented graduate student studying the Fine Arts at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. While Nikki has a diverse portfolio of work including etching, illustration, installation, and painting, she is best known for her work with an odd medium: discarded road maps.

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Kitchen Sink Studios

Phoenix, Arizona

Kitchen Sink Studios is a creative and design consultancy based in Phoenix, Arizona and operated by Nicolas Hower and Kory Kapfer. The dynamic duo offers a wide range of design services — everything including the kitchen sink.

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Edward McGowan/Parko Polo

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edward McGowan (and his alter-ego Parko Polo) is/are a fantastic illustrator/illustrators from Edinburgh, UK. With completely separate porfolio/portfolios of work/works, this is one of our most unusual feature/features ever.

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Gerry Judah

London, United Kingdom

Currently working out of London, Gerry Judah is a visionary artist and sculptor with a penchant for large-scale design installations.