John Pobojewski is a principal designer at Thirst, and an intermedia artist blending movement, print, sound, video, and generative art.
John was featured as one of five designers profiled by Communication Arts in their 2016 feature “New Currents in Chicago Design.” In 2007, he was named one of Print Magazine’s "New Visual Artists: 20 under 30." John has also received professional recognition from the Type Directors Club, the Society of Typographic Arts, the Chicago Design Archive, AIGA, and SEGD. His work has appeared in many design publications including Graphis, ID Magazine, and IDN Magazine.
John has presented at numerous conferences including SALT Istanbul, the SEGD Conference, the MAS CONTEXT Analog Conference, AIGA National Convention, Processing Conference Chicago, and TEDx. He also lectures at colleges and universities around the U.S.
As an intermedia artist, John has been part of several group exhibitions including Write Now: Artists and Letterforms and CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design at the Chicago Cultural Center, Mark Applebaum’s Metaphysics of Notation project at Stanford University, as well as three annual TYPEFORCE exhibitions. His digital projections for Chicago Repertory Ballet’s production of Macbeth brought “a contemporary look” and were “especially potent” according the Chicago Tribune.
John is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication and a Bachelor of Music in Performance. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter.