John Stiles

John Stiles is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at Elizabeth City State University. His first professional job was as an airbrush artist while still an undergraduate student, painting t-shirts and license plates at his local mall. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication arts in 1994 from East Carolina University, after graduating, he became an artist in the screen-printing industry, where he worked for 14 years and six different companies. He acquired his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011, he has been an art and graphic design instructor since, helping hundreds of students learn and grow as artists, many of whom have gone on to establish successful professional careers in the field. He taught as a high school teacher at Clark Advanced Learning Center in Stuart, Florida from 2011-17; an Adjunct Professor at Indian River State College throughout the Florida Treasure Coast from 2010-15; and as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi from 2017-2019 before joining Elizabeth City State University. In addition, he does free-lance work for a myriad of different clients, and works occasionally as a fine artist and caricature artist. He is known for his love of visual art. He is especially passionate about illustration and, as many of his students can attest, typography. In addition, he has a passion for board sports including- surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. John does not hate Comic Sans.

There are 4 included publications by John Stiles :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Chinese Wok 2020 3 "The painting is all about typography. It is from an out-of-business Chinese restaurant in Elizabeth City. I loved this sign the first time I saw it and I am glad I painted it before it is gone."-John Acrylic on canvas.
In the Pink 2020 4 Oil painting on canvas. Created for a special occasion.
Rochelle Cleaners 2020 3 Ink on paper. Dry cleaner, Downtown Elizabeth City, NC.
Self-portrait 2020 2 Self-portrait, water color in black and white