Where Clarity Grows

"Get your hands dirty and elevate the creative process to new heights."

Jeff Johns

SVP, Creative Director

Imagine a temperamental artist without the salty temperament and you pretty much know what makes Jeff tick. Delivering actionable design at lightning speed, Jeff combines his 20 years of industry experience with his passion for consumer-first innovation (and finger-first painting) to inspire compelling creative, from packaging to branding to social media and beyond, with a genial artistic flair that is all his own.

Especially good at:
Delivering distinct and resonant design solutions across a wide range of consumer product categories and environments. Specialties include consumer co-creation, branding, data visualization, social media, new product development and more.

Favorite part of the work:
Collaborating with the team to push the end product way beyond our wildest dreams, delivering something that simplifies consumers’ lives in a fresh way.

Alter ego:
A Grower. “From planting trees, to growing brands, to consistently increasing my painting portfolio, nothing is more fulfilling than planting the seed for the next ‘tree.’ With a little patience, knowledge and persistence, you can grow whatever you put your mind to—and receive the most gratifying reward.”

News Feed

August 25, 2020 News

King Promoted to VP, Strategy

By Jeff Johns

Seed Strategy is delighted to announce the promotion of Erin King to VP, Strategy. In her new role as VP, Erin will continue to lead clients through brand strategy and innovation challenges with the skill, mastery and leadership she has consistently demonstrated during her tenure at Seed.

March 6, 2020 Accelerator

Celebrating Burke’s Legacy of Women Leaders

By Jeff Johns

This International Women’s Day, we are honoring our company’s proud history of strong female leaders. In 2002, Seed was founded and continues to be led by Susan Jones. In 2015, Seed was acquired by Burke, Inc., combining Seed’s strategic and creative talents with the power of decision science and analytics.

February 19, 2020 Brand Building

Dream Up: Collect a constant stream of fresh ideas from a network of minds.

By Jeff Johns

  Seed’s Dream Up gathers and inspires a diverse online audience to continuously co-create new, business-changing ideas. Ideas aren’t a limited-time need—they’re an ongoing input that’s necessary for business-changing breakthroughs. Seed’s Dream Up tool allows you to gather and inspire a diverse online audience to continuously co-create, evaluate and improve fresh ideas.

January 6, 2020 Accelerator

Ten Top Innovation Conferences of 2020

By Jeff Johns

2019 featured an amazing roster of inspiring innovation conferences, providing ample opportunity to experience deep dives on trends, thought-provoking insights and unique networking opportunities. And the good news is that these conferences keep growing both in quantity and quality, making 2020 the best year to attend an innovation conference yet.

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