John Burns is an award-winning professional lettering artist. He has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has made a career of using calligraphy and drawn letters to create the brands for Goldfish Crackers, Sara Lee, Red Vines, Hampton Inn, and scores of others. John has taught courses in calligraphy, handlettering, corporate identity and graphic design at the Academy of Art University, and lettering classes at the DeYoung Museum School. This will be his second time teaching at an international calligraphy conference. John is a patient teacher who takes a “no tears” approach to learning good letterform fundamentals. You can view John’s professional lettering website at: