John McCollum

John McCollum is as handsome as he is tall. A man of only slightly-above-average height, John has compensated by amassing a breadth of personal and professional experience that ranges from balloteering to butchery, from preaching to prepress.

John worked in ad agencies and design firms in Cincinnati and Detroit before founding Element in 1997, and is a 2008 Business First "40 Under 40 Award" recipient. A widely acclaimed designer, photographer and copywriter, John is Element's owner, and is as of October 2009, it's only employee.

John is the Executive Director of Asia’s Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for orphans in Cambodia and Thailand. John lives in a small house in Clintonville with his lovely wife, his three darling children and his morbidly obese cat.