John has been a designer in the entertainment industry for the past twenty-five years. After graduating with a Degree of Architecture from The University of Southern California in 1991, John began working on several international themed exhibits and attractions in Las Vegas and Asia under the name Creative Logic.
In 1994, John relocated to New York to pursue design work in various areas including film, television, bar, restaurant & retail design. His credits include working as an Art Director or Production Designer on over 40 films including several Academy Award Nominated ones such as The Hours (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore), Analyze This (Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal), and Birth (Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall) as well as numerous Independent films that have been premiered at prestigious festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and Tribeca. Some of these films include: Veronika Decides To Die (Melissa Leo, Sarah Michelle Gellar), Birds of America (Hilary Swank, Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham, Ben Foster), Watching the Detectives (Cillian Murphy, Lucy Liu), and Purple Violets (Ed Burns, Debra Messing, Patrick Wilson, Selma Blair) and as Art Director on The Yards (Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Faye Dunaway, Ellen Burstyn and James Caan). John was awarded an Art Director’s Guild Award for his work on The Hours.
In addition, John has designed over 15 bars and restaurants in the New York area including winning two awards for Time Out New York’s Best New Bar of 2010 for Rye House. John also designed the second Rye House Bar and Restaurant in Port Chester, NY. The Sala restaurant chain in Manhattan has also been on the New York restaurant circuit for many years, designing all three of their locations: Sala Bar & Lounge, Sala One-Nine, and Sala-on-Hudson. Other notable bars, restaurants & lounges John has designed include Commerce, The West Five Supper Club and The Pittstown Grill.
John has also worked as a designer, specializing in finishes, in both New York and Los Angeles, including several high-profile celebrity homes. John also served as an adjunct professor of Production Design for seven years at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.
Since relocating back to Los Angeles in 2011, John has worked with N-vision Studios, an entertainment design company, working on projects overseas as well as design involvement with the two corporate suites for Chase Bank at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. John has also continued to work on films such as AFI’s She Who Excels In Solitude and The Lull Breaker.
In 2013, John started his own company, John Nyomarkay Design, LLC, to pursue his work in bar and restaurant design, commercial, and residential design, including such projects as Rye House Bar and Restaurant in Port Chester, NY and several residential design projects in the Southern California area. John most recently worked with an international design team as a conceptual designer for high-profile Golden Foot International Soccer Pavilion in Monaco.