Jonathan Murphy – Creative Director

Jon, originally from Massachusetts where he was a brand manager for the major sporting goods brand, Puma, joined Maximum almost 6 years ago. Recently promoted to Creative Director, he is the award-winning brand visionary for many of our clients including: WindRiver in Knoxville, TN; The Grove in College Grove, TN; and Helms Port in Wilmington, NC. Jon has a very strong attention to detail and understands that branding has to evoke emotions and action from its target audience. His passion is web and mobile design, print design, environmental design and motion graphics.

In his own words:

What motivates/inspires you?

As designers, it’s easy to get caught up in trends that can quickly become dated. That’s why my sources of inspiration come from nature and our surroundings as well as looking at vintage/timeless designs. I dissect what made them so effective.

Fun Facts:

  • I am a foodie and self-proclaimed culinary extraordinaire.
  • I have quite the green thumb.
  • My dog goes with me pretty much everywhere!
  • I spent 10 days in Ecuador on a rainforest expedition.