John McGlasson

John McGlasson

 

 


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I have been known to spend so much time in a bookstore I get vertigo from eyestrain but I can't help it—I'm addicted!

 



Both of John’s parents were college-level math teachers, which, he says, explains why he makes pictures for a living. In all seriousness though, it may explain why John is able to make the perfect right-left brain combination of strategic insight with his passion for art. He’s been helping to shape GW's image at MCS since 2003, when he joined the department as a graduate student designer.

Since then, John has developed his mastery of photo manipulation, digital illustration, and editorial design, as well as the further refining of his art direction abilities. Moreover, John’s become adept at managing the operations of MCS’s design team through print, web and motion graphic visual projects, mentoring both student designers and new MCS employees and acting as one of the chief custodians of GW's visual identity. In fact, John holds the distinction of being the author of the newest portrait of George Washington that is used ubiquitously throughout the university. “I came to GW for undergrad and grad school. I’ve never left!” he exclaimed. And we hope he never does.