John began his career as a trainee copywriter at Leo Burnett. He worked his way up to eventually become Chief Creative Officer of the largest creative department in America. John led Burnett to higher standings in the creative rankings than ever before. Simultaneously, the agency won more awards for advertising effectiveness than any other agency. Since founding The Distillery Project in 2012, this particular brand of creativity has earned Small Agency of the Year recognition from Ad Age in both 2012 and 2014. In other words, our work works.