john christopher burns DESIGN

Graphic design. For television, and more.

WVTM Birmingham

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

Bay News 9

Your news, all the time for Tampa Bay.


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.

SuperStationWTBS, Cable‘s Most Popular Network.

Or it was in 1981.


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

A rendering of Atlanta‘s Plaza Theatre.

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

KPRC Channel 2

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

33 WYTV: We believe in this valley.

Industrial-strength design for Youngstown.

First News on Fox

Extending the news brand across multiple channels.

Carolina‘s News Channel

is WYFF, Channel 4.

WKRG Mobile Pensacola

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


Interactive design for set-tops everywhere.

WTVA 55th Anniversary ID

Serving folks for 55 years.

WVTM Birmingham

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

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

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.

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.

Online design

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

Cayman 27

An island feel for this century.

KOIN Local 6

A channel identity that felt like Portland.

WKRG Mobile

Local television in the age of handheld devices.

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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