John Constable

Album sleeves.  Book jackets.  Thumbnail sketches on cocktail napkins.  There really isn’t much that John Constable hasn’t drawn on or about in his 30 or so years as an artist and art director.

Born in Kingston, England, the great, great grandson of one of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, he honed his talent at The Canterbury College of the Arts in England, emerging with a degree in advertising.  After fine-tuning his skills in England, working with such clients as Harrods and The Royal Ballet Company, Constable moved to Milwaukee, where he became managing partner with Laughlin/Constable in 1978.

A nationally-recognized art director, his work for note-worthy clients, such as Bush/Quayle ‘88, OshKosh B’Gosh, Bridgestone/Firestone, Leinenkugel’s, Sharp’s, Miller Reserve and Weyco, garnered some of the most prestigious awards in the country, ranging from the Clios and One Show Gold Pencils, to Addy’s and International Film and Television Gold Awards.

Besides being known as a partner and Creative Director of a “top 100” ad agency in the US, Constable was the first creative in the state to serve as a judge for the Communication Arts Annual, the industry’s most prestigious publication.  Affiliated with Paine Art, Constable is also known for being an artist-where he has moved people through art for over 40 years.

The Wisconsin Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held every year at the United Adworkers Milwaukee 99 Awards Show. For details and to purchase tickets to the show on October 12, 2017, please visit

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