VENICE, USA // John Peed was an active artist from an early age, exploring a variety of media and styles. His earliest inspirations came from album art, old signage, modern painters and punk rock flyers. John grew up in North Carolina and attended the University of Georgia, graduating with a degree in fine art and a concentration in graphic design. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and spent seven years as a freelance art director, working with many agencies and studios.In 1999, John founded Cold Open. Since then, he and his team have created numerous award-winning campaigns.