John S. Couch is a designer/artist living in Los Angeles. He collaborates on artwork, writing and design with his wife, Joni Caldwell.
Couch was formerly an Entertainment and Technology Specialist focusing on cross-platform content strategies and development for television, film, Internet, mobile, video games, and emerging new media platforms. Earlier roles include VP at both CBS Interactive and Digital Kitchen. His many contributions have led to the success of Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and the CSI franchise.
John is a standing member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Writer’s Guild of America. He is also a screenplay writer, and is fluent in Japanese.
John's work is influenced by his half-Japanese heritage, as seen in the use of black to define the image and a palette that refers to Ukiyo-e colors.
The oil paint is matte, again referring to Asian influences, but also thickly applied as a textured visual counterpoint that refers to the western tradition of the expressive medium.