AVISO is a full-service design studio that focuses on the creation of brand singularity across multiple platforms. Our deliverables – print, web, and motion – combine to create a collective intellectual and emotional experience that is always whole. We develop customized brand solutions for our clients, and we do it by strategically integrating our most valued assets: research and creativity.


AVISO was founded in 1999 as a multidisciplinary design firm that would be different than others in two ways:

  1. We would work harder to educate ourselves about our clients’ businesses and
  2. We would look for fresh, intelligent approaches to implementing a strategic platform.

Through these goals, we have strived towards more effective marketing through research and creative thinking.

JOHN D’AMELIO / Principal, Creative Director

As founder of AVISO, John serves as our architect and steward of creative development for our clients. An intuitive and seasoned business leader, John’s 20+ years of strategic branding and design experience provides clients with the insight and creative perspective that turns vigorous business challenges into viable brand solutions.

John’s hands-on understanding of the creative process and how to leverage it to successfully integrate brand strategy into online and offline brand messages has fostered successful partnerships and exceptional award-winning projects for clients that include XS, Financial Risk Solutions, SAS Institute, and NCVRAC.  John oversees and brings together the diverse resources that complex and comprehensive brand projects demand.

Married 24 years to his wife Gwen together they have 7 children. He graduated Cum Laude from the North Carolina State University College of Design and is a former faculty member of the School of Communication Arts, where he taught Graphic Design and Advanced Multi-Media Studies.

Recent national recognition includes:

    • 2011 LogoLounge Master Library, Shapes & Symbols, Rockport Press
    • 2010 HOW Magazine Interactive Annual / Top 40 Interactive Firms
    • 2010 3 Gold Addy Awards

Available upon request