Prepress & IT Manager


My years of prepress experience provide our agency — and our clients — with a level of control and predictability over the finished product that you won’t find at other marketing agencies.


In the course of his career, John — better known around the office as JB — has worked in almost every department within the printing business — from taking the jobs in the door to delivering them when they’re finished, including running presses and bindery equipment. And, he’s expert in photo scanning and color correction. Prior to joining PartnersCreative, JB owned and operated B2 Photo and Prepress of Missoula. Earlier in his career he worked for Creative Arts Publishing of Missoula and Artcraft Printers in Billings. JB has a thorough understanding of the entire process and what is required to prepare a file for optimum results given almost any style of printing. JB’s prepress and press experience allows us to maintain the highest standard in print quality (and web, too).


Behind the scenes, JB keeps our network of computers, printers and servers happily humming.


JB’s personalized license plate reads ‘CATFSHN.’ He sure loves to talk about his favorite catfish holes in Eastern Montana. Don’t forget to ask about the mayfly-fur coat he once found himself wearing.


After working all day with other people’s photography, JB often takes off hiking and shoots his own. He loves both the art and technique of photography; as a natural born teacher, he easily shares that experience and enthusiasm.


JB is known among a certain set of Italian nationals as their official unofficial guide to Yellowstone National Park. Food included.


Five Valleys Land Trust event photographer, landscape photographer, Hands on the Land volunteer, fundraiser
Camp Mak-A-Dream event photographer, fundraiser, RATPOD volunteer
Watson Children’s Shelter event volunteer (Pro-Am Tennis, Bike for Shelter)
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Youth Angler Education Program volunteer (past)


Adobe training including InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver; studied CSS and Apple Technical Service