Hello, my name is john
Frithjof Bergmann is my squad leader
and my dog is named pax
Rather than subject you to A) some bland personal statement that ostensibly provides you with an understanding of my character but which is, in fact, carefully crafted to avoid exposing any part of me that is uniquely unfit for the marketplace of human capital, B) a CV of expensive degrees that I will never not be paying for (RISD, CalArts), and C) a comprehensive and uninterrupted list of companies that I worked for, was let go from, and which soon after failed miserably (@Home Network, Microsoft WebTV, etc.), it’s probably best that I just post a deliberately obscure photo of me and my dog on the beach, along with a pretentious — but entirely relevant — quote from a couple of designers who are much smarter and more talented than me.
What I do
Design for Web & Screens
Logos, Lettering, and Illustration
Creative and Art Direction
Packaging and Label Design
WHO I WORK WITH
I work best one-on-one with people who understand that the work we do together is the basis of a relationship, preferably one based on trust and mutual benefit, not competition and profit. Apart from the practice and production of good design, what matters to me most is respect and honest communication.