NEW YORK BOOK SHOW
College Publishing Book Design
2011 – 2nd Place: Labensky on Cooking
2008 – 2nd Place: Thinking Mathematically
2006 – 3rd Place: Organic Chemistry
2004 – 1st Place: Thinking Mathematically
2005 – 1st Place: Plant Biology
School Publishing College Book
2006 – 2nd Place: A Brief Guide to Biology
Merit College Publishing Book Cover Design
2012 – Arnett Human Development
College Publishing Series Cover/Jacket
2011 – 1st Place: Political Science Series
2010 – 3rd Place: THINK Series
College Publishing Book Cover Design
2011 – THINK Sociology, 2012 edition
2006 – Top performer award
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John Christiana, Principal/Owner
I have been a student of art my entire life. I first picked up a pencil around the age of 4 and began to develop a passion for art and design.
I’ve worked in a variety of professional design and consulting positions, including creative services at a top professional publisher for more than 14 years and currently UX designer at a large corporation. I am the founder of John Michael Graphics.
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Sometimes I'm right but I can be wrong. My own beliefs are in my favorite song. The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then, makes no difference what group I'm in. I am everyday people, yeah, yeah.
There is a blue one who can't accept the green one for living with a fat one, trying to be a skinny one. Different strokes for different folks. And so on and so on. Scooby dooby doo-bee. We got to live together!
I am no better and neither are you. We are the same whatever we do. There is a yellow one that won't accept the black one, that won't accept the red one, that won't accept the white one. Different strokes for different folks. And so on and so on. I am everyday people, yeah, yeah. Wake up everybody.
—Paraphrased from Song written by Sylvester Stewart. Performed by Sly and the Family Stone.