Alumni spotlight - John Hotts

John Hotts

Since graduating from the Advertising and Marketing Communications program at Durham College (DC) in 2008, John Hotts has made a big impact in the advertising world. His ability to be innovative with technology to create something original has influenced the work of others in the industry within Canada and around the world.

Hotts has been recognized by many different award shows including Applied Arts, Canadian Marketing Awards, AToMiC Awards, Globe & Mail Young Lions, and Cannes shortlist. His reputation has led to iconic brand recreations including being tasked with redesigning the logo for the Canadian Football League prior to the 2015 Grey Cup. Notable clients he has worked with include Delissio, World Wildlife Fund, 7acres, Sweet Jesus, Kit Kat, Coors Light, Haagen-Daz and Iceberg Vodka.

Currently serving as the Associate Creative Director at OneMethod, Hotts oversees and helps to develop quality creative outputs for clients while working with and mentoring other creative employees.

Over the course of his eight-year career, he’s spent time working as an art director in an advertising and design capacity. In this role, Hotts has been a part of teams that have created a wide range of multi touch-point advertising campaigns, digital and real-world experiences, branded content, and even the creation of new brands.

Hotts attributes much of his career success to the education he received at DC and the practical, theoretical and technical skills he acquired while he was a student in the School of Media Art & Design. He continues to contribute to DC’s creative students by returning to campus to speak with students about the industry and his career successes.