John O’Neill, Founder of Thinkhaus Design

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In 2009, O'Neill was named to Style Weekly's "Richmond's Top 40 Under 40" as one of the young professionals working for social change in his community. The award highlighted his achievements for his business ownership as a person with cerebral palsy, his community involvement, and for his advocacy to bring design awareness to Richmond. His design work has been awarded and published internationally in books regarding logo design, designing layouts and sustainability in graphic design. O'Neill currently serves as a visiting professor at Chowan University. He also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. John served as a journalist for, where you can find his work on social consciousness and business issues in Richmond. He also served on the marketing committee of the James River Green Building Council.

John holds an MFA degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He earlier graduated cum laude at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a BFA degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography. During 2001 and 2002, John served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Chapter in Richmond, Virginia.

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