John MacDonald


The Next


John began exploring art and design in high school but never pursued it seriously until a few years ago. After Returning to Sheridan College as a mature student, an instructor suggested applying to the Bachelor of Design program at York. Now nearing the end of his journey at YSDN he is excited to take on the next challenge. As a designer, John approaches every design problem as a learning opportunity. His design balances functionality with creating a memorable experience for the audience. John’s strengths are in storytelling, combining typography and illustrations.

Listening To

too many to list but right now Biffy Clyro, the Dead Weather and Radiohead

Favourite Tools

Pens and sketch book, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects

Currently Watching

Vikings, Peaky Blinders, Portlandia, the IT Crowd and the Office

Favourite Typefaces

Fira Sans

Event Info

The Next Design Grad Show
By York University/Sheridan College

Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. West

Toronto, Ontario

April 11

Industry Night


Opening Night


April 12-13

Public Viewing