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

September 10, 2019 News

Johns’ Bridge Painting Graces Cover of Cincinnati’s “Budget in Brief”

By Jeff Johns

The innovative John A. Roebling Bridge has long served as a Cincinnati landmark, and as an inspiration to Seed SVP, Creative Director Jeff Johns. The city recently selected an acrylic painting of the bridge by Johns to serve as the cover art for city council’s 2020 “Budget in Brief” document. Titled “Golden Evening Suspension,” the […]

August 8, 2019 Brand Building

The Hive | Buzz-Worthy Facts and Figures

By Jeff Johns

In 12-plus years, The Hive has set thousands of outstanding ideas in motion, for over 130 brands. Click play to discover why Seed’s online co-creation service remains the proven choice for clients who want to see their ideas grow stronger in just seven days or less. Related

July 19, 2019 News

Continuously Dream Up Bigger Ideas

By Jeff Johns

  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. Related

June 27, 2019 Accelerator

Art + Ambiguity

By Jeff Johns

When nearly 400 bright and diverse leaders from all over the globe come together at one of the longest-running creativity conferences on Earth, the passion to create is contagious. As a proud sponsor and attendee of CPSI 2019, the Seed Strategy team organized and led a community art project to celebrate the power of ambiguity. […]

May 17, 2019 Accelerator

5 Biodiverse Ingredients to Inspire Your Next Innovation

By Jeff Johns

Biodiversity is integral to all living things on planet Earth—from the air we breathe to the foods we eat. Healthy, wide-ranging biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity, while a loss of biodiversity—that is, the reduction or loss of a plant or animal species—creates unstable ecosystems that adversely affect our food chain (perhaps irreversibly). Related

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