Along side his photography career, John is also the Creative Director of three companies. His first venture into creative design is focusing on web design and e commerce projects.
IBIZ SOLUTIONS, INC. – Your IT Partner
John incorporated IBiz Solutions, INC. in the year 2000 both in Delaware, USA and Malaysia. IBiz Solutions, INC was a web development company with Verisign e-commerce integration. The main focus of IBiz was to develop a tourism web portal of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo under the domain SabahTravelGuide.Com (STG). STG was made available through a joint collaboration between IBiz Solutions, Inc. (IBIZ), and the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents – Sabah Chapter. STG is also fully endorsed and supported by the State Government of Sabah, Sabah Tourism Board and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Corporation. STG was officially launched in April 2001 after 12 months of development by Yang Mulia Datuk Dr. Tengku Zainal Adlin, the Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board, on behalf of YB Tan Sri Datuk Chong Kah Kiat, the former Chief Minister of Sabah.
STG received numerous industry recognition in the early 2000s as a IT tourism model for various Tourism Boards in Malaysia. During the Malaysia Super Corridor (MSC)-Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2002, STG was nominated as a finalist. STG was also featured in Computer World Malaysia Magazine, June 2002 Issue No.8. The article was about “Selling Sabah to the World” using Information Technology. Soon after IBIZ was awarded contracts to develop Sabah Tourism Board’s official tourism website SABAHTOURISM.COM from the year 2002 to 2005. IBIZ was also awarded contracts to develop the Content Management System (CMS) of Tourism Malaysia’s official tourism website TOURISM.COM.MY in the year 2003. IBIZ became a major web design and development company in Sabah and developed more than 100 projects from the years 2002 to 2008. IBIZ’s clientele comprises of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Sabah Tourism, Sabah Air, Sabah Tea, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Borneo Eco Tours, MATTA, Sabah Parks and many tourism based companies. With the advancement in technologies, easier cms based web solutions like wordpress and paypal payment system integration, many companies soon have their inhouse IT departments and IBIZ has since the year 2008 closed its Delaware registered company in the US and refocus its business to other medium of designs.
BORNEO MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS – Preserving Traditions, Embracing Changes
Borneo Media & Publications primary focus is to publish magazines and periodicals. Borneo Media & Publications currently publish the following:-
Borneo 360 ALIVE Magazine – Since 2011
Borneo 360 ALIVE is a free quarterly magazine focusing on the topics of Food and Drinks, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Real Estate, Investment and of any interesting events happening in and around Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Borneo360 ALIVE is supported by Sabah Tourism Board (STB) and Kota Kinabalu City Hall. Circulation of 100,000 copies per annum.
Sabah Travel Guide Free Tourist Map -Since 2002
STG free tourist map is available at strategic tourist information centres such as the KKIA / T2 airport and other strategic locations. STG MAP is endorsed by Sabah Tourism Board (STB) and Malaysian Association of Tours & Travel Agents (MATTA) Sabah Chapter. Circulation of 120,000 copies per annum for english version and 75,000 copies per annum for chinese version.
EBIZ DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS -Your Branding Partner through Sustainable and Innovative Design
EBIZ DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS is a leading design firm based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The team of professionals have undertaken major projects over the years with major local and international clients. EBIZ has a proven track record in handling projects from major brands to medium size organizations from multiple industries such as real estate, hospitality, education, conservation and tourism sector. EBIZ has the expertise to successfully implement branding strategy for clients across all media – web, print, electronic, merchandise and exhibition showcase designs.