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

March 15, 2019 Accelerator

Witnessing the Future of Trends and Innovation

By Jeff Johns

Previewing Seed’s trip to the Future Festival in Cincinnati Future Festival Cincinnati is a one-day innovation conference that takes all of the essential information from the three-day festival in Toronto and packs it into one accelerated program. The day begins with a keynote speech by Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche, who will outline the 6 […]

March 7, 2019 Accelerator

Five Fabulous Creativity Conferences to Check Out in 2019

By Jeff Johns

We all know that creativity thrives on inspiration. You’ll find plenty of it at these five conferences, which all promise to help you discover what it takes to find, feed and ignite that all-important creative spark.   1. Creative Problem Solving Institute Conference (June 18-23) Buffalo, NY The CPSI conference has been inspiring minds and elevating […]

January 10, 2019 Accelerator

Ten Inspiring Innovation Conferences to Check Out in 2019

By Jeff Johns

Offering deep dives on trends, thought-provoking insights and unique networking opportunities, innovation conferences can be one of the richest sources of inspiration for any innovator. And the good news is that there are plenty of strong options to choose from again this year. Related

June 15, 2018 Accelerator

Cherri Prince to Speak at Annual CPSI Conference—Sponsored by Seed

By Jeff Johns

The CPSI (Creative Problem Solving Institute) conference has been inspiring minds and elevating ideas for 64 years—making it the world’s longest-running creativity conference. With hands-on workshops and inspiring speakers, CPSI equips attendees with the skills to master ambiguous challenges and solve complex problems by implementing “deliberate creativity.” Related

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