John Sisson

John Sisson Photography

Chicago, IL, USA
I'm a dual career professional working in the incredibly rich cultural and creative environment of Chicago, IL USA.

As a documentary and editorial photographer, I specialize in journalistic documentation of stage, theater, dance, and live performance. I help theaters, filmmakers, performing artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions to tell the story of the amazing work they do by creating compelling images for marketing and editorial use.

I also work as an advisor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Career Center, where I help students and alumni with preparation for careers in Art and Design. I assist them with the development of employment, networking, and entrepreneurial skills needed to be successful in the creative world through individual advising, events, and workshops.

Work Experience


National Account Management & Planning – Wrigley, U.S.

• Nurture and grow Kaleidoscope's strong innovation development partnership with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
• Support marketing operations, innovation efforts, and artwork commercialization for Wrigley's North America brands in collaboration with partner organizations.
• Serve as a bridge between Wrigley's Brand Identity teams, and Kaleidoscope's Design, Implementation, and Realization teams to create prototypes and package designs that surpass expectations.
• Manage CPG packaging and prototype projects and ensure that Design, Implementation, and Realization teams have the support needed to bring innovation concepts to life.
• Write proposals and creative briefs that organize information and effectively communicate creative intent, design priorities, timelines, and budgets.
July 2013 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States

John Sisson Photography

Owner, Photographer

Documentary Photographer specializing in editorial, cultural events, and photo illustration. Collaborate with art directors and designers to create images based on their editorial vision. Assist clients with creating image based marketing campaigns using print, web, and social media. Maintain online image archives for clients.
2005 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

Assistant Director, Career + Coop Center

Inspiring and motivational career advisor helping art and design students with career challenges. Design and present employment skills and strategies workshops for domestic and international students. Build and maintain relationships with employers who are interested in networking and recruiting at SAIC. Plan and execute recruiting events.
2006 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

American Cancer Society, Illinois Division

Manager of Creative Services

Provided photographic services and created communications materials for 15 regional offices in Illinois. Administrated brand management and digital assets website used by employees, volunteers, and vendors. Managed regional digital image archive and coordinated access to national brand archive.
2002 - 2006 Chicago, Illinois, United States


School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago (SAIC)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Focus of study in Photography and Printmedia
1992 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Adobe Photoshop, Commercial Photography, Photo Editing, Photo Illustration, Photo Manipulation, Adobe Creative Suite,