Kansas. That's where it started. After 25 years of living in the middle of the country, it was time to explore. Luckily, I had been working with the Get Busy Livin' Foundation and the inspiration was overflowing. Life's short. Stop waiting. Do it now. After four years inside at a desk, I quit my job, sold everything and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. Shortly thereafter I found myself in San Diego, California. That's been five years ago, and since then it's been hard to keep track of all the miles logged, boarding passes printed, and road trip snacks consumed. 


One thing has stayed true throughout my life, I love creating things that move people. This has come in many different forms, and now that we're able to connect with so many people around the world it makes it that much more exciting. With a degree in Visual Communication from the University of Kansas, I have a strong design background and over nine years of professional experience in the creative field from corporate to start-up. Challenging myself to find unique and engaging ways to capture and tell stories is what keeps me going.


For photography assignments, or just to say hello!

John O'Nelio

Instagram: @johnonelio
Snapchat: @jfonelio

Have a grateful day!