John Andan | Owner & Chief Creative Officer

Creative | Builder | Thought starter | Art Director | Husband, Father to Ziggy & Zubie & former Firefighter & First responder EPFD MN

The Journey

2012 – Present

I am the chief creative officer of Andan design & the Shire GH villa rental .

I specialize in the development of product branding, art direction, graphic design and strategic planning. I have designed with

forward-thinking companies locally and globally, building brands through interactive-media, print design, brand functional design,

and innovation.

The Shire Ghana |The Shire is a private beach villa rental located above the beautiful sandy beaches of Langma-Kokrobite

only 45 minutes from Accra, Ghana’s vibrant capital city.

Jan “09 – Oct “11

Publicis Ghana | Senior Art Director

Founding member of the first ever majority-owned network agency in Africa, from scratch – developing work for 300 million

consumers across 21 countries

Personally involved in identifying, recruiting, and hiring every resource in what is now a talented 25-person agency team

Created the philosophy and culture of the agency (The way of the lion)

Spearheaded the documentary chronicling 50 years of Nestle in Ivory Coast, the ‘Equipe Milo” campaign and Vodafone Brand

Refresh work which created an emotional bond between Ghanaians and the brand

Lead member on the music-based reality show “ICONS” for Vodafone. Developed visual identity and multiple stages of

through-the-line communication to create a buzz for the Ghanaian audience

Supervised creative design within business groups and directed and developed the final visual images that communicated the

organization’s marketing objectives to the consumer

Responsible for the development of product branding. Visually communicated the product or service in a manner that appealed

to the target audience under time and space constraints

Directed and lead the work of the creative department. Worked with other members of the Creative Team unit to develop and

present marketing communications for an assigned portfolio of brands

May “05 – Feb “09

Eden Prairie Fire Department | Firefighter & First responder

Responded to all emergency paged calls within city district from station 1 & 4 squad 11. An average of 80 paged calls a month

First responder (emergency unit) and HAZMAT ops

Educated and promoted fire safety and fire prevention within the Eden Prairie community

May “07 – Feb “09

Kroll Ontrack | Graphic Designer

Maintained and produced Kroll Ontrack Marketing pieces and branding for its technology-driven services, software and consulting to

help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover and search

Conceptualization of marketing campaigns, from the ground up, working with clients and production team to create these campaigns

May “03 – April “06

Best Buy: Retail Graphic Solutions

Partnered with analytical team to process signage for all Best Buy stores

Worked with Innovations team to develop “consumer-centric” guidelines for placing signage in new Best Buy stores

Conducted research on Best Buy signage products and leveraged learning to improve rollout of messaging to new Best Buy stores

Tool BOX | Software Experience

 Adobe CS: (ID, Mu, Ai, Ps,Br, Dw, Adobe Pro),

Adobe Muse, Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop,

Dreamweaver, MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint,

QuarkXpress, AE, FUJIFILM X-E 2, Canon EOS T3i,


Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Bachelor of Arts Major: Graphic Design. Minor: Business

Relevant Courses: Marketing/Advertising, Graphic Design,

Web design and Communications