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John Wolfe Compton is a full creative agency specializing in logos + branding, websites + SEO, creative services, media planning and social media campaigns. Visit our services section for more information on each specialty.


Mr. Compton has over 25 years of experience in the multimedia industry, and has held the position of Web Manager  at St. Louis Music, Inc, Senior Producer & Engineer at Tuesday Productions, Creative Director/Co-Founder at Suntouch Design, Senior Designer at and Creative Director at San Diego Union-Tribune, before finally starting johnwolfecompton in January of 2016.

Mr. Compton currently lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Alexa and their dog Frankie. Mr. Compton enjoys traveling, recording and performing music, surfing and craft beer.

Professional Journey

2016 - Present

One Man Band | John Wolfe Compton

Parted ways with U-T San Diego and started John Wolfe Compton (original, I know) a one-man graphic and web design shop. Seems to be going pretty well so far.

2012 - 2015

Creative Director of Marketing and Circulation | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Meetings, Padres, Chargers, more meetings, printing, designing, San Diego community, providing input, leadership…and abandoning a sinking ship.

2011 - 2012

Senior Designer | Discover SD

An incredible job with incredible people. A sense of urgency and a need to party. I worked with just about every hotel, restaurant, and small business in SD (plus a few national and international brands). Heady days and a very exciting period of learning and growing. Bonus: I also met my wife here.

2008 - 2011

Co-Founder + Designer | Suntouch Design, LLC

The economy was in bad shape, so I joined forces with two friends and started a ’boutique digital agency’ specializing in websites. This was one of the greatest learning experiences of my life (everyone should start a business or two – at least once). High, highs and very low, lows. Starting a business is easy – keeping it going is tough. I don’t regret a minute. But it was a very difficult time in my life. Plus: We did have a cool office in Little Italy.

2004 - 2007

Senior Sound Engineer + Producer | Tuesday Productions

During this time I was a part-time field sound engineer and part time studio engineer (which are two completely different jobs that have to do with recording sound). When at Tuesday Productions, I was mostly a sound engineer, but occasionally added my input to the production of the songs (jingles).  When in the field, I worked with a three-man crew (Producer, Camera & Sound), between LA, Palm Springs and San Diego. I worked for Entertainment Tonight, Forensic Files, MSNBC, Spike, ESPN and many more. I met a lot of celebrities and also worked at the Academy Awards. I even spent five days on the USS Nimitz shooting for National Geographic. It wasn’t a very creative jobs, but it was challenging AND it taught me to be organized, on-time and professional.

2001 - 2003

Sound Engineer | Sound Surgeon Recording Studio

After moving to SD in the summer of 2001, I recorded an acoustic album at Sound Surgeon. When the session ended, I asked if I could intern and possibly use the studio at night. The owners agreed and gave me a key right then. I spent the next few years recording voice-overs and music during the day and experimenting with my own music (and friends) at night.

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