Meet John

Founder and Creative Director

A little about me…

I own and operate Graphikitchen, a web design and graphic design studio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I started my career as a professional chef in Southern California, and supervised kitchens for Clarion, Marriott Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Muer Restaurants and the U.S. Navy at Long Beach Naval Station.

I moved to Michigan and transitioned out of my culinary career into graphic design in 1997. I returned to school and learned the ropes at local print shops, advertising agencies and design studios (Anyone remember MacTemps?). I opened Graphikitchen in 2001, and the company has since evolved to include website design, maintenance and SEO.

While many of my clients are local to Ann Arbor, I also work with companies throughout the United States and Europe. My local clients include the Ann Arbor YMCA, The University of Michigan Transportation Institute, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, and Michigan Transitional Services Association. You can check out my website portfolio for a more extensive list of customers.

I hold Adobe® Expert (ACE) certifications in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and have extensive practical experience with WordPress, HTML and CSS.

I live in the Old West Side of Ann Arbor, and I’m a husband, a proud dad, a pizza scientist, Detroit Tigers fan, and amateur competitive softball player.

If you want to talk website design, SEO, graphic design, logo design, book design, or just how I can help out, feel free to contact me, or connect with me on LinkedIn, and on Google My Business.

John Gouin portrait
John Gouin and Family

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