We prepare businesses and organizations for a more transparent and sustainable economy where corporate social responsibility and sustainability are now key components to brand development, marketing and communication.

Designing for Businesses
We specialize in working with local and national companies who invest in their social and environmental impact to find better ways of conducting business. Thinkhaus does this by developing design solutions that encourage positive impact for consumers, employees, the environment and communities.

Designing for Nonprofits
Thinkhaus works with nonprofits who seek effective branding to increase their impact on the communities they serve, engage members in their organization and increase funding to better carry out their mission.

Designing for Social Causes
We design brands, marketing and campaigns to promote and advocate for a variety of social issues regarding responsible consumerism, the environment, human rights and inequality. Our designs give a powerful voice to issues that benefit society.

Our Company

Thinkhaus was founded in 2007. It’s socially conscious mission was influenced by the recession of 2008, where business transparency and sustainability first began to be demanded by people worldwide. Its work has been published and exhibited in design publications and has been an advocate of design thinking and community engagement since its founding.

John O’Neill
Founder, Design Director
John O’Neill leads each design project and manages the daily business operations for the company. His design work has been awarded and published internationally in books regarding logo design, designing layouts and sustainability in graphic design.

He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 with a BFA in graphic design. In 2004 he earned an MFA in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology. John has taught graphic design and lectured at a variety of universities.

To learn more about John O’Neill please visit johnoneilldesign.com


We take great pride in doing good work for good people. Pleasing our clients is our main objective and their success is most important to us. See what our clients say about our work.

Molly Buckley
John O’Neill, founder and Design Director of Thinkhaus, is one of the most goal-oriented and driven people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. John’s knowledge of graphic design, sustainability, and branding is insurmountable.

He is extremely visionary and ready to tackle any task set before him.

Slash Coleman
Professional Storyteller
Slash Coleman Entertainment

Familiar with John’s award-winning work in the Richmond, Virginia area, I quickly became a fan after working with him. His design programs hold a great deal of importance in the creative community and are part of the necessary foundation for cultural change. I would highly recommend John for any project

Trey Hartt
The Conciliation Project
John helped The Conciliation Project (TCP), a local social justice theatre organization based in Richmond, Virginia, develop an identity in the community that continues to receive consistent praise. He was able to help an organization in transition re-develop itself into a recognizable brand, and, in doing so, helped catapult TCP’s outreach and effectiveness. We were most pleased with his ability to incorporate our values into the brand and develop an identity that didn’t compromise our integrity. John was easy to work with, superb in his understanding of his field, and wonderful at networking.

Josh Wishnack

Thinkhaus provided us with a very professional set of marketing materials including, logo, business cards, tri-fold business profile, letterhead and website. They did a great job.

Casey Quinlan
Founder and Brand Strategist
Mighty Casey Media

John is creative in every aspect of his design business, and is a master at visual communicating with impact and heart. He is very highly recommended!

Jacob Wright
Wright Real Estate Company

Thinkhaus was very professional in all of our dealings. They kept me on my toes and worked very hard until we could both be happy with the final product. I recommend Thinkhaus to anyone seeking graphic design work.

Jocelyn Tice
Founder of Green Duck
Thinkhaus is a highly creative, professional organization that I turn to when I am in need of graphic design and website services. The work they do is precise and is done in a timely manner. If my company needs something done quickly, the team always follow through with excellent results. I highly recommend Thinkhaus.

Megan Miller
Ex-Executive Director

The James River Green Building Council hired John O’Neill and his Thinkhaus team to do some branding work for us via a few key marketing pieces, after working with him as a volunteer of our marketing committee.

John did a great job coming up with concepts that emphasized our mission while showing us to be a modern, business-savvy non-profit organization. He created a membership brochure for us and a marketing folder to hold various materials. That branding has since been expanded to flow into our website and other brand communications materials.

Jenny Trevey
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity
Altavista Area & Campbell County

John O’Neill — You rock! I cannot think of anyone who deserves such recognition more than you. Thanks for all that you do, for being a breathe of fresh air to all those that you come into contact with, for pushing the envelope, for offering a gentle yet persuasive forum, and for pushing forward — always!

Comments RE: John O’Neill’s Richmond’s Style Weekly Top 40 Under 40 Achievements

Mike Gregory
Cloud Gov Technologies

John, You are an inspiration to all entrepreneurs that love what they do! Your persistence to be successful, your passion for design, and unlimited energy and creativity is incredible! Your hard work and tremendous contribution to the community is paying off congratulations, you deserve this honored recognition!

Comments RE: John O’Neill’s Richmond’s Style Weekly Top 40 Under 40 Achievements