John was born in Southampton, England. While living in England john got into graffiti art, a love he still has to this day. At the age of 20 John moved to the United States, and he still lives and works there. John's background includes work in illustration and design. While honing his fine art skills, John worked as a freelance illustrator/designer, picture framer, and gallery owner. Influences included Shepard Fairey's "Obey Giant" art campaign, Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, hip hop, punk music, and alternative rock.