I'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU
Congratulations! You are now one step closer to a very unique and satisfying experience. It doesn't matter why you came here or how you came here. All that matters it that you came here... and that you're actually reading this. That tells me that you are most likely in need of a top-notch creative. We're going to get along great. I already have some ideas.
You're probably here to see the portfolio and I don't blame you. It's really good! I've spent a lot of time getting it perfect for you. You can go to it anytime from the menu above. But if you have a second, and you're the curious type, why not look around a bit? A lot of your questions about me will probably be answered. If nothing else you'll get a peek at the man behind the curtain.
Whether it's art directing printing projects, calling the shots at photo shoots or brainstorming new ideas, I feel like I have a knack for bringing out the creativity in others.
If it can be designed, I've probably designed it. On top of the usual, I've designed everything from interiors to topiary. I come by it naturally. I've been designing since I was too young to even know that that's what I was doing. I am lucky.
A talent gained from my years freelancing in New York is the ability to juggle many deadlines, creatives and clients. I've learned to surpass expectations while coming in under budget.
It's not rare these days to come across a designer who can't draw. I guess it's not a required skill but I can't help but think that that the ability to draw brings with it certain additional understanding of the creative process. Plus, there's something to be said about an arsenal of skills outside the computer.
Printing & Prepress
I spent almost 10 years in the prepress and printing industries. While I was honing my craft and getting my design career off the ground in New York, I subsidized my income working nights for some of the biggest and best in the business. I'm not afraid to drop names!
I am not one you will often find exasperated or frustrated in any given situation. I live for the answer. I look for solutions, not problems, and pride myself on the ability to provide those solutions easily. That is how I approach design. I am simply providing creative solutions to the mundane.
SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION
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HIRED MaRK JOHNSON:
WORD ON THE STREET...
Mark continues to provide me super design ideas for my products and my promotional items. He has taken a very fresh approach to what has traditionally been a pretty staid industry. His designs have really made my materials stand out in a crowded market. I'll keep using him as long as I can. He's solid.
Mark Johnson is exceptional. He will surprise you with his originality and responsiveness. A top pro! He is our Go-To guy for everything graphic.
Not only is he a terrific designer, Mark is about as close as you can get to a Photoshop Master! He holds a wealth of information and expertise in the design field, and in addition is a terrific mentor and teacher to others who seek his advice. I highly recommend Mark for any Art Director or Creative Director position, as his passion for the design industry and love for sharing his knowledge combined create the perfect combination for this role. I can't wait to work with him again!
Always available to work until the project is done. Deadlines wait for no one.
I may not have all the answers immediately, but what I don't know I can usually figure out pretty easily.
I'm not one to horde my knowledge. I love to mentor and teach.
Well, it looks like you've made it all the way down to the bottom of the Home page. I'm flattered! There is still plenty more to see throughout the site, and I hope you have the chance, but I know most of you are busy. You have probably already spent more time than you expected here so I'll get you right to what you came for.