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 19 included publications by John Stiles :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Chinese Wok 2020 27 "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.
Day of the dead illustrator black skull 2018 22 Day of the Dead Illustrator Black Skull
The devil went down to Georgia 2021 16 Graphic design of a song "The devil went down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels.
Fantasy 2016 14 Graphic image
Fighting okra 2021 18 Fighting okra comic book cover, aged.
In the Pink 2020 32 Oil painting on canvas. Created for a special occasion.
John Stiles Blues Mural 2021 31 This video is about Prof. John Stiles' Blues Mural created by Prof. Whelan. John Stiles is celebrating the blues. The Elizabeth City State University graphic design professor is interpreting a little bit of blues history with an eye on an old artisti...
Old sailorman portrait 2014 11 sailorman portrait
Perimeter Check 2013 10 Image of a dog in water color
Portrait - no name 2014 11 portrait in brown and brown tones
Portrait - oil painting 2014 11 Portrait in oil painting
Powder Days 2012 8 image of a snowboarder in collage technique
Ramones Album Cover 2012 18 Ramones Album Cover
Rochelle Cleaners 2020 24 Ink on paper. Dry cleaner, Downtown Elizabeth City, NC.
Sculpey Joey 2021 15 Image of a sculpture
Sea horse Coyboy Fin 2021 17 Graphic image
Self-portrait 2020 52 Self-portrait, water color in black and white
Swing 2012 8 Girl image in a swing
Whale Court 2021 15 graphic design of a whale