John Ward More about John Ward John Ward is 505Design’s President/Managing Partner and has over 30 years of experience in the design industry orchestrating the development, overall conceptual approach, brand positioning, and project direction for a wide range of national and international projects. In addition to his work on projects, John focuses his efforts on business development and operations. John works closely with Clients in evaluating markets and developing strategies that create unique brand positioning of real estate to maximize value through differentiation in the trade area and increased market demand.