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I was born in Pennsylvania on January 8, 1959. I discovered my propensity for creating art early on. As a teen, I created signs for local shops. Other interests included music and film. At age 17, I attended the Philadelphia College of Art where my mastery of drawing and painting caught the attention of many.
Longing to see the world at large, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where I was sent to Germany, the central hub of Europe. From this central vantage point, I was able to visit nearly every major European city and museum to view and study the great masters I had admired as a child. Upon Completion of my Service, I worked for the DOD as a Photographer, and pursued my painting and musical Interests. I am the Author of nearly 100 Songs in a variety of styles.
I studied Advertising Arts and Graphics and began working as a designer. In 1989, Bellaphon Records in Frankfurt hired me as Art Director. I created designs for internationally known recording artists. Simultaneously, I performed and composed music for the European pop group: MIRAGE. . In 1997 I began working as product designer for Lava Enterprises in San Diego. In 1998, I painted a series of murals for a multi-million dollar residence in Rancho Sante Fe. I began creating renderings and packaging for the gift and retail market. My clients included Lava Enterprises, Pala Casinos, Décor-Ware and Capri Candles, Price Club, LeMax and Figi, among others. Additionally, I taught graphic design at Platt College and The Art Institute of San Diego.
A Consummate Perfectionist and a member of the Artists Rights Society of New York City,I am forever crossing new frontiers in my exploration of new mediums of expression and creativity.

Profile Summary:
Artist Miami, FL
Singer/Songwriter Miami, FL
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Painting,drawing,Graphicdesign,Illustration,Music,classicfilm,creativewriting,Arthistory
Work Experience:
Professional Experience:

Freelance Art Director/Artist : 07/2001- Present
Website Conceptual Content Development for EyeoftheArt.Com and Product
Designs on Cafepress.com/ Portrait and Painting Commissions.
Tempo Design: Graphics and Layouts for Publications, Illustrations for Print.
Vertical Marketing/Creative Focus: Conceptual Renderings-Food Products.
Imagewerks :Concept Layouts for Hercules/Extreme Sports Video Game Ads
LAK Advertisting : Layouts for PALA Casinos ,Product Development for Lava Enterprises/Capri Candles Gift & Retail Design, Illustrations and 3D Renderings

Art Director : 08/2000- 07/2001- TEMPO DESIGN
Created Logos and Brand Identity for Gourmet Food Packaging, Labeling.Digital Photography for Product Presentations, Product Copy and Info Sheets, Gift Basket
Design and Product/Packaging Component Outsourcing. Clients : Pillsbury /Costco/
Jean's Posh Pantry/ Foretta /La Romagnola Computer Programs: Photoshop/ Illustrator/Quark Experience with Vendors.

Graphic Design Instructor: 05/1999 - Intermittent- Certified State of California Graphics Instructor: Commercial Art/Graphic Design: ART INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO & PLATT COLLEGE

Muralist: 4/97-1/1998 Designed and Executed Fine Art Murals and Architectural Renderings for High-end Residential and Commercial Properties. Supervised a staff of 5 Artists.

Product Designer :12/95 - 4/1997 LAVA ENTERPRISES
Marketing/ Trend Research and Product Development for the Gift/Retail Industry Packaging Collateral and Catalogs. Highly detailed Color Guides for Production
in China/Diagrams for Sculptors.

Graphic Designer: 10/94-11/95- PLASTIC PRINTING INTERNATIONAL
Production Art, Mechanicals and Layout for Pre-Paid Phone Cards Typesetting and Color Correction/Litho Plate Production-4C Processing.

Art Gallery Director: 01/94-10/94- SIGNATURE GALLERY
Sales and Exhibit Coordination , Promotions for Artists and Sculptors. Copy/ PR for San Diego Press.Organized shipment of artwork.
Education:
Almeda University 2007 Masters Degree in Fine Art
Almeda University 2005 Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
Tampa Tech: 1991 Package Design/ Illustration/ Corporate Identity/Graphics
Institute for Learning Systems/ Hamburg Germany: Advertising, Design
Psychology and Marketing; Associate Degree 1985
Philadelphia College of Art: 1975 Painting/ Drawing/ Illustration Courses
Organizations / Affilations:
Numerous Design Awards for Packaging and Illustration.
Member :2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York http://www.arsny.com
Certified Custom Framer : Michael’s Arts and Crafts
Who’s Who in America 2005/ Who’s Who in American Art 2005
ASCAP Member: American Society of Composers and Publishers : 2006
John Keaton is located in Miami, FL and has the following skills: Artist, Singer/Songwriter
Music, Art / Creative
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Artist

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I consider myself a highly competent Artist and Designer.My paintings are done in a wide variety of styles. I also enjoy Illustration and drawing utilizing a wide variety of techniques and media.I am also adept at product and textile Design.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and a Masters Degree in Fine Art. I am also highly knowledgeable in Art History and have written several Biographies of famous artists.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Almeda University 2007 Masters Degree in Fine Art Almeda University 2005 Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design Tampa Tech: 1991 Package Design/ Illustration/ Corporate Identity/Graphics Institute for Learning Systems/ Hamburg Germany: Advertising, Design Psychology and Marketing; Associate Degree 1985 Philadelphia College of Art: 1975 Painting/ Drawing/ Illustration Courses
Years Experience: 35

Singer/Songwriter

Category: Music
Description
Singer, songwriter, and artist John Keaton discovered his interest in music at a very early age. He formed his first band at the age of 12, and has been writing performing and creating music ever since.
The author and co-author of over 100 songs, John's early musical influences include The Beatles, David Bowie, and a wide array of British and American Artists.
John Moved from Philadelphia to Europe at the age of 18. It was there that he crafted his songwriting skills with musical friend, John Carriero. By this point his style was best defined as Singer Songwriter Rock, at times rhythmically aggressive but also lyrically insightfully introspective and emotional.
After writing and performing with a number of German Bands, John formed a songwriting partnership with the brilliant keyboardist, Markus Ruffing. The Fruition of their work together materialized itself into the Euro-Pop group, MIRAGE. Shortly thereafter John worked with Stefan Knauer and the Techno Group known as CCCP. They produced a number of Techno Dance hits which were popular both in Europe as well as in the U.S.
After touring for two years, John remained in the United Sates to pursue his own musical interests, which included the Hard Rock Band LOOSE CANNON. Additionally, John worked and performed with many musicians based in the San Diego area, including the original group, 24-C. The compositions from this collaboration is best described as sophisticated ART-ROCK. Having worked with an incredible number of highly talented musicians and sonwriters, John is constantly on the search for new and positive creative outlets.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 35