I am John Mujica
Hey there! My name is John, I am a freelancer and full time Graphic Design Instructor at Spokane Falls Community College. I design under the name Johnny Xerox. I’m a perfectly imperfect and do see both good and bad, as a pathway to learn, share with others and make an impact in the communities I serve in.
Check out my curriculum vitae listed below; you can request references via the contact form on this site. 
Curriculum Vitae
OBJECTIVE
Creatively adorned mark maker, typographer, designer, and educator; working to propel an organization’s brand presence in a variety of creative and innovative ways.
ACADEMICS
2009-2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 
Eastern Washington University

2007-2009
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) 
Spokane Falls Community College

ACCOLADES
Awards
2021 Best of Division,Gold & Bronze ADDY
2020 Gold & Silver ADDY Award
2019  AAF Designer’s Chair Award
2019 Local Gold ADDY Award
2018 Local Gold ADDY Award
2012 National, Regional, Local Gold ADDY Award, Best of Division

Honors
23 published logos in LogoLounge an international logo publication
2020 awarded tenure as a Graphic Design Instructor at Spokane Falls Community College
2012 voted outstanding student graduate of the Visual Communication Design Program at Eastern Washington University.
2007 proudly served and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy where I served onboard the USS Emory S. Land AS-39 from 2003-2007

Community Service
2016-Present: Posterize Designer for Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF).
2021: American Advertising Fed. Award Presenter
2020-2021: Spokane City Flag Commissioner
2019: AIGA Reality Check - Portfolio Reviewer
2018: Design Sponsor - Hospice of North Idaho
2015-2018: AAF Collective Campout Co-Founder
2015-2018: AAF Collective Campout Lead Designer
2015, 2017: AAF Collective Campout - Counselor, Facilitator
2017: Get Connected Fest Conference Presenter
2014,2016,2017, 2018: AAF Preflight – Portfolio Reviewer
2014-2015: AAF Awards Design Chair

Student Portfolios
WORK HISTORY
Johnny Xerox 
Freelance Graphic Design and Art Direction
2011-Present
Experienced graphic designer with a proven track record of collaborating with esteemed organizations such as The McGregor Company, Duft & Watterson, Spire Agency, Community Library Network, Chaos Arcade, the Inlander, Inland Garlic, Culture Breads, and the Spokane International Film Festival. Specialized in crafting impactful branding and marketing solutions, encompassing logo design, identity development, advertising campaigns, vehicle wraps, collateral materials, brochures, direct mailers, trade show exhibits, digital marketing assets, t-shirt graphics, and various other creative projects.

Spokane Falls Community College - Community Colleges of Spokane
Graphic Design Instructor
2018-Present
Tenured faculty member, adept at thriving in a team-oriented environment mirroring agency dynamics. Serves as an Academic Advisor for the Graphic Design Program and acts as an advisor for both the Wire Harp and Graphic Design Club. Holds the position of Program Lead for the Graphic Design Program, demonstrating leadership and guidance in curriculum development and implementation. Instrumental in the redesign of program websites, logos, and overall identity for the program and the Wire Harp, along with enhancing common spaces.

Collective Campout - American Advertising Federation of Spokane 
Co-Founder/Creative Lead/ Committee Member (Volunteer Position)
2018-Present
Co-Founder and Creative Chair within a committee of industry experts, played a pivotal role in shaping the vision and direction of the annual event. Spearheaded the establishment of overarching artistic direction and set the tone for creative endeavors. Provided supervision and guidance to junior designers and committee members, ensuring adherence to quality standards and brand consistency across all collateral. Actively contributed to event planning efforts, occasionally assuming roles as facilitator and counselor at the event.

Klundt | Hosmer (now 116 & West) 
Designer
2017-2018, 2013-2015, 2012
Proficiently crafted and honed logo designs and branding identities for diverse clientele, showcasing expertise in visual identity creation. Produced engaging brochures, advertisements, and additional print collateral to effectively communicate client messages. Executed digital marketing initiatives, generating web-ready collateral for online campaigns. Developed website designs primed for implementation into fully functional websites. Collaborated proactively within a team of creative professionals, fostering a dynamic environment conducive to innovative solutions.

Desautel Hege (DH) 
Designer
2015-2017
Collaborated with a talented team of like-minded colleagues and clients across diverse industries such as healthcare, transportation, entertainment, and regional marketing to conceptualize and execute innovative creative campaigns. Demonstrated proficiency in designing a wide range of branding and marketing materials, encompassing logo and brand development, identity design, advertising assets, bus wraps, illustrations, integrated brand campaigns, and strategic brand sessions.

Rainmaker Creative 
Designer
2013
Collaborated closely with colleagues and other small business clients spanning various industries such as boutiques, medical services, print sales, food service, and others to conceptualize and execute tailored creative campaigns.

BHW1 Advertising (now Amplifi Ads) 
Art Director
2012-2013
Served as an entry-level Art Director, contributing to diverse campaigns tailored for regional businesses and educational institutions. Generated an array of branding and marketing materials, spanning logo design, brand identity, advertising assets, print collateral, web design, and digital marketing initiatives.

Community–Minded Television (Community–Minded Enterprises) 
Designer (Work Study)
2011
Produced logos for non-profit organizations and events affiliated with Community-Minded Enterprises. Developed motion graphics for broadcast on Comcast Channel 14. Contributed to the visual aesthetics of Tour Stop, a local music program featuring interviews with bands visiting the Spokane area.

Pierpoint Design + Branding  
Design Intern
2008-2009
Gained valuable experience as a student intern, immersing in the workflow of agency operations and honing design skills across various projects for diverse clientele. Additionally, utilized internship opportunities for self-promotion endeavors.

Cuda Buffalo Apparel (Now Zome Design)
Designer
2008
Junior Graphic Designer: Integral member of screen printing company's creative team. Conceptualize and execute designs for apparel, promotional items, and signage. Collaborate with colleagues to meet client needs and uphold quality standards. Committed to continuous growth and excellence in graphic design.

United States Navy 
Machinist Mate
2003-2007
Machinist Mate with four years of honorable service in the United States Navy, specializing in boiler operations aboard the USS Emory S. Land AS-39 stationed in La Maddalena, Sardinia. Proficient in maintaining and operating boiler systems to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Skilled in troubleshooting, repairing, and conducting preventive maintenance on machinery and equipment critical to ship operations. Committed team player with a strong work ethic, dedicated to upholding Navy standards and contributing to mission success.


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