John Schettino is a designer and artist whose work concentrates on spatial concepts and applications. His design practice helps people to engage with and negotiate space through projects that focus on wayfinding, placemaking and mobility. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, John’s work often addresses the needs that emerge at the intersection of information architecture and architecture of built environments. His overlapping expertise in these areas has its roots in previous experiences as Creative Director for IBM Global Services Online Customer Experience Division and as consultant on large architecture projects for firms like Rockwell Group. His interest in bringing clarity to complex circumstances is also reflected in his own independent initiative The New York Penn Station Atlas, a personal wayfinding tool for America’s busiest transit hub.
John has been a guest critic of the Design + Technology MFA Thesis Program at Parson’s The New School since 2005. He is a grateful alumnus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
2016 Graphic Design Fellow with The Design Trust for Public Space
2016 Van Alen Institute Nominee for 2017 NYSCA Independent Project grant
2014 AIA NY/Center For Architecture Graphic Design Shortlist
2014 Ragdale Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
If any of the above speaks to your interests, please feel free to browse some of the books that John likes, they’re a big part of what informs the thinking that goes into our work.