john christopher burns DESIGN

Graphic design. For television, and more.

Quad VTRs (Ampex 1200Bs, to be precise) from the dawn of television.

A rendering of Atlanta‘s Plaza Theatre.

News 8 Austin

Back when Time Warner Cable wanted their 24 hour news channels to have a distinctive look in each market, this felt like Austin to me.

First News on Fox

Extending the news brand across multiple channels.

Bay News 9

Your news, all the time for Tampa Bay.


WTVA 55th Anniversary ID

Serving folks for 55 years.

WVTM Birmingham

When severe weather strikes in Alabama, they‘ve got it covered.

WKRG Mobile

Local television in the age of handheld devices.

WVTM Birmingham

Alabama‘s 13 is a channel at home on all devices.

Online design

Web design, templates, CSS, JS, and HTML for the modern world.

A re-creation of a Grass Valley 300 production switcher, down to the last knob. Analog! NTSC!

WKRG Mobile Pensacola

These days, stations don‘t just want to be watched—they want to be liked and followed.

SuperStationWTBS, Cable‘s Most Popular Network.

Or it was in 1981.

Cayman 27

An island feel for this century.

Carolina‘s News Channel

is WYFF, Channel 4.

Being Mary Jane

Gabrielle Union plays a fictional newscaster at a 24 hour cable news network, and when they needed set backdrop graphics that looked authentic, I got the call.

KPRC Channel 2

Long-lived logo design, big as all of Texas.

KOIN Local 6

A channel identity that felt like Portland.


Because when you cover all of Puerto Rico, that‘s just super in any language.

A re-creation of a Grass Valley 300 production switcher, down to the last knob. Analog! NTSC!

Verizon FiOS1

A 3D football game and 24 hour news for NY, NJ, and DC.


Interactive design for set-tops everywhere.

33 WYTV: We believe in this valley.

Industrial-strength design for Youngstown.

Welcome to a small, well-meaning place where design is handcrafted...
  • for television (in any standard, any definition),
  • for user interfaces large and small,
  • for the world wide web,
  • for print, for CD covers, for menus down the street so we get free food,
  • for non-profits we’re friends with,
  • for passers-by who flash large denominations of cash our way,
  • for friends of friends,
  • against our better judgement,
  • and so on.

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