Art Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design & Illustration

I was born in Fullerton, California in 1968. In 2004 I Graduated from the Art Institute of California – Orange County and currently reside in Downtown Long Beach, California with my lovely wife. Credited with bringing an edgy illustrative approach to an Orange County Advertising Agency;
I have brought that same illustrative style to canvas, watercolor paper and board. My creative career grew largely out of my enthusiasm for Orange County’s punk rock scene and skateboarding in the mid-eighties. With artist Influences such as Frank Kozik, Robert Williams, Coop and Alan Forbes; It was no surprise that I would start with illustrating black and white flyers for friends’ bands and CD covers, my reputation has grown as an artist producing work that is graphically compelling and slightly strange.

Over the years I've been fortunate to work with many cool people and agencies where I have been able to produce creative for various clients. Below is a list of many of the companies I've produced creative for while at various advertising agencies or freelancing. The bottom line is I have the experience to produce quality work at a competitive price.

Anaheim Skateboards -Skateboard Company
PetLawn -Pet Supplies
Pledger Properties -Real Estate
SmileBest Dental -Dental Services
Sundown Lighting & Electrical - Electrical
Heald College - Education
Corinthian Colleges -Education
Fix8 - Social Network Entertainment
Jus Chill'n -Jazz Band
House of Shred - Reality T.V.
the Tasting Panel Magazine -Publication
Ramirez International - CPA's
SullivanCurtisMonroe - Insurance
Storage Outlet - Storage
Time Warner Cable - Cable Provider
WES-TEC, Inc. - Wireless Service & Communications Provider
Avid BioServices, Inc. - Clinical-Stage Biopharmaceutical Company
Magnavon Industries- Aircraft Supllies
Irvine Subaru - Auto Dealership
David Keele - Author
Woodward Laboratories - Research &Development
Platt College - Education
MOB Media, Inc. - Advertising Agency
Sqwrly Surf Wear - Action Sports
Key Plumbing - Commercial Plumbing
Coastal Stream - Wireless Communication Provider
Fountain Valley High School Varsity Female Basketball team - Sports
Godawannas Women's Group - Spiritual Group
Buena Park High School - Education
The Art Institute of California-Orange County - Education
John Robert Powers - Modeling Agency
Copiers Northwest - Copier Company
Hunter-Barth Advertising - Fine Artist
Electrologists’ Association of California, Inc. - Organization
Greenwell Farms - Coffee
Rimage - Disc Publishers
National Homeowners Assistance Services - Organization
SCG Electric - Electrical
Silverberg Surgical & Medical Group - Dermatologists
Medegen MMS, Inc. - Health Care Supplier
Fuego - Synthetic Grass
Eco Alliance - Synthetic Grass, Mulch & Rock
Optical Laser - I.T. Solutions

"Word of mouth is the best medium of all."

-William Bernbach

You can reach John Hays at 714.244.6556 or E-mail, johnhays@jchdesignstudio.com