"You know, I really enjoy forgetting. When I first come to a place, I notice all the little details. I notice the way the sky looks. The color of white paper. The way people walk. Doorknobs. Everything. Then I get used to the place and I don't notice those things anymore. So only by forgetting can I see the place again as it really is."

David Byrne

True Stories


"...and if I ever went solo my favorite MC would be me."

Phife Dawg

Midnight Marauders



© John Conner. Design Portfolio. 2019.







John Conner is an apparel designer currently located in New York City, with a  strong interest in design for the athletic industry. He attended the University of Oregon where he studied architecture within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (Now know as the College of Design) before transferring to Oregon State University to study apparel design within the College of Buisness Design Program. He has previously lived in Oregon and Boston. He has corporate athletic industry experience, graphic design experience, visual merchandising experience, and some advanced software experience.


Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, John likes to claim that he was living the "ath-leisure lifestyle" long before the words "ath-leisure" ever graced the pages of WWD or Vogue. Growing up with sport also drove home a deep love and interest in pushing the limits of technology within design - anyone can make a t-shirt, but how can you make it better?


At the core of John's design philosophy is a deep love for bringing meaningful product out to a wide audience. Tell a good story, make a good product.



                     Browzwear, New York, NY                                                                         December 2017 - Present

                     3D Apparel Development Specialist


                     NIKE, Boston, MA                                                                                 March 2017 - December 2017

                     Sales Associate & Visual Merchandising Team Member

                           - Effectively communicated product technologies and benefits to consumers and coworkers

                           - Ensured high-quality customer service

                           - Assisted in the visual merchandising of product within the store and maintaining brand

                             standards for product presentation


                     Under Armour, Baltimore, MD                                                              June 2015 - September 2015

                     Apparel Accessories Design Intern

                           - Responsible for the design and creation of specific designs within FW16 and SS16

                           - Effectively communicate design and layout ideas with other staff

                           - Assist in the design and communication of new designs with the apparel team and

                             with the product line managers within accessories


                     DAMchic Magazine, Corvallis, OR                                                           June 2014 - September 2016

                     Art Director

                           - Responsible for the design and creation of all layouts for the publication utilizing

                              Adobe Creative Cloud products

                           - Effectively communicate design and layout ideas with other staff

                           - Assist in scheduling and organization of deadlines for all staff

                           - Promote an open, respectful, and fun working environment





                      Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR                                                  January 2014 - August 2016

                      School of Design and Human Environment

                           - Emphasis in Apparel Design and Merchandising

                           - Projected graduation date: Spring 2016

                           - Awarded Academic Honors Winter, Fall 2014, and Winter, Spring, Summer 2015


                      University of Oregon, Eugene, OR                                                       September 2011 - June 2014

                      School of Architecture and Allied Arts




                           - Excellent design software skills, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign,

                              and Photoshop, as well as McNeel Rhinoceros and Browzwear V-Stitcher and Lotta

                           - Member of Brooklyn Track Club

                           - American Red Cross certified in first aid, AED, and CPR