John Wilson


John Wilson has worked with startups, medium-sized companies, and large international firms, such as The National Grid, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Lucent Technologies, British Telecom, Elsevier Publishing, the New York Mercantile Exchange, and many others. John has coached students and professionals and advised multinational corporations when building or revamping user interface designs, information architectures, Technical and Marketing Communications departments, and print and online information delivery strategies for business operations, business support, and business development.

John expresses his passion for Communications and Information Architecture in a cable television show he produced called Close Encounters of the Technical Kind, a series of three comedic skits John wrote, directed, hosted, and edited.

From 1992-2001, John was Managing Director of his own Technical Communications and Training consulting company in England. As a Guest Lecturer at Oxford University for three years, John taught his Technical Communication seminars and helped develop Internet-based Communications courses for the university before moving back to the United States. In 2005 John created an Online Help system that contributed in part to winning the IBM Share Award for Excellence in Technology.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS:

"John's performance is nothing short of admirable. He has worked with Oculus Design and Communications as a consultant many times, always meeting or exceeding our client's expectations. His diligence, affable nature and creative ideas makes him an exceptional Communications professional--I recommend him highly." - Dave Hasler, Managing Director, Oculus Design and Communications - Reading, England

"I worked with John over the course of several years and found it a real pleasure to work with a consummate professional who really cared about all angles of the business and unfailingly gave 100 per cent no matter how small or large the job. I always look forward to working on any future projects with him." - Jon Everitt, Design Consultant, Gonfalon - Henley on Thames, England

John has been a member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) (www.stc.org), where he presented a number of STC-sponsored Technical Communications webinars; and his latest article, Total Product Communications: Your Company is Your Product, was published in the September/October 2006 edition of STC's Internet-based publication, the Intercom magazine.

In addition to being a seasoned writer and a Corporate Communications manager, strategist, and coach, John is a professional voice actor. He has developed and taught his voice over classes at the Sandwich Community School since 2004. His voice work has been used in commercials and corporate narrations since 1998. Some of his voice over customers include Philips, Blue Cross Blue Shield, webMethods, Harvard Business School, Cemex, and Boston Medical Center.

John is also a professional videographer, television presenter, producer, writer, and director, having created technology-based comedic, educational, and documentary television shows.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College, and a Master’s degree in Public Relations from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. In addition, he is an International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Certified Business Analyst Professional, and has achieved certifications from the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) in Enterprise Content Management, Information Organization and Access/Search, and Enterprise 2.0/Web 2.0 Technologies.

Memberships:

  • MIT Enterprise Forum (Member of Energy Group and Digital Media Group)
  • Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM)
  • Massachusetts Innovative Technology Exchange (MITX)
  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • Sandwich Area Community Access Television (SACAT)