Atrium | Magazine

I designed the cover and main story for the Ohio University College of Health and Human Services winter magazine, Atrium.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: InDesign, Photoshop
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AttackU Animation | Motion Graphic

This is an animation that I did for the Ohio University Athletic Department to be used on the video boards during basketball games.

Baseball Schedule | Schedule Card

I made this schedule card for the 2011 Baseball and Softball seasons at Ohio University.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Photoshop
Basketball Truck Back | Billboard

I created this advertisement for the Ohio University Athletic Department which was hung on the back of Pepsi delivery trucks to advertise basketball season tickets.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Photoshop
Business Card | Print

This is a business card I designed for myself to promote my freelance work.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Illustrator
College Students: Working Towards Their Careers | Infographic

This is an infographic I created using the results of a survey asking college students what their plans were for work during the summer or after graduation, and what their outlook was on the job market in general.

This infographic was created while I was employed at Book Dog Books, and is copyright of TextbooksRus.com.

Fake TV Ad | Motion Graphic

This is a dynamic text animation that I made for a class assignment that required me to make a 30 second advertisement for a TV show.

MJ Builders, Inc. | Website

This is a website I designed and coded for a contractor in Northeast Ohio for them to promote their company, and to showcase some of their work.

  • Role: Designer, developer
  • Programs: Photoshop, Dreamweaver
  • Languages: HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • URL: mjbuildersinc.com
NASA Ares I Rocket | Digital Illustration

This is an illustration I made of a rocket NASA was planning to use for human exploration in space.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Illustrator
Season Ticket Order Form | Brochure

This is brochure I made for the Ohio University Athletic Department so that people could get information on, and order season tickets for the upcoming basketball season.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Photoshop
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Skyler Reacts | iMessage Stickers

I thought it would be fun to learn how to make iMessage stickers, so I made this custom iMessage sticker pack to use as reactions in my text message conversations.

  • Role: Designer, developer
  • Programs: Photoshop, Xcode

  • Download on the App Store
Snapchat Filters | Social Media

These are a few custom Snapchat filters I made for different occasions, including parties, holidays, and events.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator
Soul of Athens (2010) | Website

This is the 2010 Soul of Athens website which seeks to define the vibrant and diverse community in and around Athens, Ohio. I was part of a team of students to design and develop this site from the ground up in approximately 9 weeks, without knowing the content for the site until a few weeks into the process.

  • Role: Designer, developer
  • Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
  • Languages: HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • URL: 2010.soulofathens.com
Soul of Athens (2011) | Website

This is the 2011 Soul of Athens website, Our Dreams Are Different, which I helped create. I was part of a team that created this site from the ground up in just 9 weeks. What made this project so interesting is that we did not know what content would be on the site until we were 7 weeks in.

Since launch, the website has been featured on MSNBC's PhotoBlog, The Atlantic, MacCreate, and The LA Times.

  • Role: Designer, developer, information architect
  • Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
  • Languages: HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • URL: 2011.soulofathens.com
TextbookRush | Website

TextbookRush is one of the online bookstores owned by the company for which I currently work. The site was designed and developed entirely in-house. We are currently, and slowly, updating the design of the site to cleaner and more optimized for mobile devices. Our current goal is to have the entire site updated during the first quarter of 2017.

  • Role: Design lead, developer
  • Programs: Photoshop, Visual Studio
  • Languages/Frameworks: HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • URL: textbookrush.com

This site was created while I was employed at Book Dog Books, and is copyright of TextbookRush.

TextbookRush - sell books | Mobile App

This is the mobile application currently used by TextbookRush to allow students to scan and sell their books faster. The company was originally going to hire an agency to design and build the app for us. After working on a design and proof of concept in my free time, I convinced them that it would be more beneficial to build it in-house using a program called Adobe PhoneGap.

  • Role: Designer, developer
  • Programs: Photoshop, Visual Studio, PhoneGap
  • Languages/Frameworks: HTML, CSS, jQuery, Angular.js
  • URL: textbookrush.com/app

This app was created while I was employed at Book Dog Books, and is copyright of TextbookRush.

TextbookRush T-Shirt | Clothing

Here's a shirt that I designed for all of the staff at TextbookRush, which is now sold on the site in the rewards store for customers to purchase.

  • Role: Designer
  • Programs: Illustrator

This t-shirt was created while I was employed at Book Dog Books, and is copyright of TextbookRush.

VMG Strategies | Website

This is a website for VMG Strategies, which is a management consulting firm, that I developed for a client. The website is optimized to work in IE6+, Safari 4+, Firefox 3+, Chrome 11+ and Opera 10+. I also skinned their blog on Tumblr.

  • Role: Developer
  • Programs: Dreamweaver
  • Languages: HTML, CSS, XML
  • URL: vmgstrategies.com
Volleyball Wallpaper | Desktop Wallpaper

This is one of four versions of a desktop wallpaper that I helped create for the 2010 Volleyball season. There are also variations of this design used in desktop wallpapers for Football, Field Hockey, and Men's Basketball.

Contact
Email
john.koches[at]gmail.com
About

I am a graduate of the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Multimedia. I'm currently working in Columbus, Ohio as a web designer and front-end developer, and also have experience with UX and Information Architecture. My skills include: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and most Adobe software.

© 2017, John Koches.