VP, Innovation & Design at Samsung Electronics America


James Madison University

Professional Experience

Creator of Cabin Mobile App: CEO of a mobile startup which was acquired by Samsung Electronics and voted one of the best family apps by Google Play in 2013. Launched The Daily IPad App: Created a multidisciplinary design team and led the product development of a first-of-its-kind news app built exclusively for the iPad. Developed hand-in-hand between Apple and News Corp, it was awarded the “2012 People's Voice” Webby for mobile apps. New Service Offerings: In 2017, defined and created the global service for Samsung called “Bixby Home” which shipped on all of Samsung’s flagship phones. This is a core component of Samsung’s intelligence initiative. Recognized as source of industry expertise and knowledge: Mentor for Techstars, mentor for R/GA Accelerator, and member of the media board for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum.


23 Design Patents for AOL

Honors and Awards

GOOGLE PLAY 2013 Best Family Apps , ITUNES MUST HAVE STARTER KIT 2011 , The Daily iPad App WIRED MAGAZINE 2011 , COMMUNICATION ARTS MAGAZINE 2012 Best of Interactive Design Annual Communication Arts (The Daily iPad App) , WEBBY 2012 People's Voice (The Daily iPad App) , Wired selection for Outstanding News Apps


HOW MAGAZINE 2011 Designer Spotlight: The Daily Taps into the Future of Design , COMMUNICATION ARTS MAGAZINE 2010 Best of Interactive Design Annual Communication Arts (AOL ARTIST), BECOMING A GRAPHIC DESIGNER Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne 2013 , A Guide to Careers in Design

John Teaches

Spring Seminars