Imagine a hipster version of Grizzly Adams, riding to work on his fixed-gear bike in the driving snow with a Clif bar in one hand and an iPhone in the other. That’s John Kenyon – a career dichotomist who brings a dual passion for technology and the outdoors to his role as interactive designer for Haberman.
John is a self-professed “nerd” from Cedar Falls, Iowa who launched his career as a professional Web surfer amid 5.25-inch floppy disks and ASCII-coded copies of “The Oregon Trail” (yes, he died of dysentery many times). Later, at Iowa State University, John honed his craft and reached beyond BASIC programming to focus on visual design for all things digital – including websites, mobile apps and games.
Simultaneously, John learned how to shut off his digital persona and embrace the great outdoors, spending hours at a time “unplugged” and loving it – canoeing in the Boundary Waters, kite-surfing in Hawaii (where he studied abroad) and bicycling pretty much everywhere.
At Haberman, John helps the firm’s clients communicate powerful, emotional ideas using digital technology. His specialties include website design, art direction, front-end development, branding and all-around pixel perfection.
Prior to joining Haberman, John worked as an interactive designer at Clarity Coverdale Fury, where he passionately worked on the firm’s tobacco cessation initiative, QUITPLAN Services, across several channels.
In addition to his seemingly divergent passions for sea kayaking, CSS3, BASE-jumping and HTML5, John also spends his entire summer geeking out over America’s national pastime – major league baseball – and daydreaming about playing first base for the Boston Red Sox.