606 Design Co. is a Santa Fe, NM graphic design & internet services firm that targets small and medium-sized businesses who want to create and maintain an online presence but frequently don’t have the time, budget, or skills required for an effective strategy. By creating complete solutions that include design, web-hosting and integrated marketing across media, we free business owners to concentrate on growing their business.
606 Design Co. principal John Cavanagh has designed web sites for, among others, two of the Top 25 accounting firms in the New York metropolitan area, Santa Fe County Tourism, Tewa Women United, Impressions Advertising, Paul Zelizer, Embodydance Santa Fe, and has completed web, print and on-site art projects for international, national and regional clients including Fabrikant-Salant Diamonds, American Express, The New York Power Authority, Chelsea Piers Development, Emigrant Savings Bank, and Merrill Lynch. Cavanagh is also employed as Sr. Designer at Impressions Advertising in Santa Fe, NM. He was a principal partner for 10 years in MetroGrafik, one of New York City’s very first digital service bureaus, during the transition of the design and printing industry from analog to digital.
After his B.A., American Studies from Ramapo State College of NJ, Cavanagh was the recipient of a Joseph Ehrenreich Scholarship grant to study photography with Ralph Gibson and Charles Harbutt at the International Center for Photography in New York City. He also holds a certificate in Electronic Graphic Design from Pratt University, Manhattan.
He has been employed as a photo-editor for Magnum Photos and for Sygma-Gamma Liason, two of the world’s largest photo agencies. He was staff photographer and acting photo-editor from 1980–81 at the Soho News in New York and worked as a self-employed freelance photographer in New York City for over 10 years. His photos have appeared in Travel & Leisure, Fortune, Crain’s New York, the New York Post, the Village Voice and as part of a traveling exhibit assembled by Aperture of Millerton, New York. Cavanagh was commissioned to produce a site-specific public art photo-mural for the NYC subway system’s Woodside Avenue station through the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Percent for Art program. He was among the first New York artists to receive a commission to produce public art through this State and Federal program.