"My passion is in helping bring together talented people to make important projects happen! From my work helping form a creative community in one of London's most violent and drug-ridden slum estates, to my work on a visionary national centre to commemorate NZ's most significant painter, Colin McCahon, I love to help bring people and resources together to create visionary new initiatives. At NZ's largest circulation magazine, I was fortunate to work with some of our nation's most talented designers, photographers, and writers. I can bring a fresh vision and energy to your arts or communications project!"
“A thrilling, visionary project that commemorates the life of New Zealand’s most talented painter …’
Waitakere Mayor, Bob Harvey, on the Colin McCahon House project
“One of the most remarkable transformations in New Zealand media history … ”
Deborah Hill Cone, News Editor of the National Business Review,
on John Cranna’s re-launch of AA Directions magazine
“Hillview have worked hard to transform their environment. I urge you to give this proposal serious consideration …”
Mayor Ken Livingstone, Greater London Council, on the successful Hillview campaign
“You have bucket loads of talent … and an infectious enthusiasm for your profession and the pursuit of excellence.”
AUT University Pro-Vice Chancellor, Philip Sallis on John Cranna’s work developing writing centres …
“A five star course! …”
Creative Hub writing student
“To win the overall award as best post-graduate teacher at the University in 2008 is a great achievement …”
AUT Students Association, on making the award of Best Post Graduate Supervisor to John Cranna at AUT University.
“The reform of our national structure was timely, long overdue, and successful …”
Kevin Ireland, National President, NZ Society of Authors