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John deWolf BDes ‘92
Multi-disciplinary designer John deWolf has worked in various mediums including print, interactive, broadcast, exhibition, and environmental graphic design. He has an extensive background in analyzing and deconstructing complex structures and designing understandable and accessible communication systems, particularly for large public audiences.

As a senior interactive designer for Two Twelve Associates of New York John developed financial planning software for T. Rowe Price, and designed the interface for The Economist Group’s website.

John has collaborated many on large-scale signage and wayfinding teams for such clients as Walt Disney Imagineering, Trinity College, the Chicago Park District, Queens West State Park, Seattle’s Sound Transit, Indiana Purdue University, Yale University, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and Parks Canada.

John was the lead exhibition designer for three major photography exhibitions: Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005, and Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power. He designed a permanent exhibition for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and curated various exhibitions for NSCAD University.

John taught at NSCAD University from 2001 through 2006 and was awarded the NSCAD Faculty Recognition Award in 2003 for outstanding teaching performance and dedication to enhancing student life. He currently oversees Design Lab, the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s student-run design organization, in Washington, D.C..


Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939
exhibition invitation; various exhibition support collateral; exhibition brochure. PROJECT TEAM: John deWolf (lead design); Maria Habib (design).


Various sign types from Halifax Regional Municipality Capital District signage program. ROW 2: Phase 1 Implementation (panel design by Terrain Group). PROJECT TEAM: Gordon Ratcliff (landscape architect); Steven Slipp, Semaphor Design (identity design); John deWolf, Public Information Design (environmental graphic design); Co and Co, Morgan Rogers (design assistant).

ROW 1 (TOP): Atlas Restaurant, New York City, New York (for emphas!s design); Dialogue Communications, Toronto, Ontario; ROW 2: Canadian Consulate in New York, New York, New York; Chairs Ltd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (with Marc Belanger); By the Glass Consulting; Halifax, Nova Scotia; ROW 3: Kanaloa Motor Yacht, New York City, New York (for emphas!s design); Nova Voce Men’s Chorus, Halifax, Nova Scotia; ROW 4: NSCAD University, Halifax Nova Scotia (original design by Marnie McLellan); NSCAD Art Store, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.