Telling stories through compelling photojournalism and functional design.


Embrace Your Passion


I grew up in one of the largest cities in Montana, which is not saying much. As a kid, my thoughts were occupied with design everywhere! I dreamed in photos, art, and textures. I uncovered my passion for graphic design in college but my love for photojournalism blossomed during my flagship trip to France in my 20s. From that point on, I was sucked in. I’m always hopeful for the luxury of time in order to dig into a place so I can gain an understanding and an insight into the culture.

Live What You Dream


Tops of mountains, big city back streets and dark passageways are were I get my energy. Photojournalism is my passion and graphic design fills my need for structure and organization. I followed my dream ... I quit my corporate director position and became a freelance graphic designer/photojournalist over 25 years ago. It’s been an awesome, amazing journey! I love collaborating with other photojournalists worldwide and experimenting with uncommon perspectives in all things visual. Recently, several of my photos have been picked up by Getty Images. It’s very Exciting!

Be Inspired By Everything


I find graphic design inspiration all around me. I love the places and spaces that most people don’t give a second glance. I see graphic patterns in masses of electrical wire which I may turn into a wallpaper design. I’m very attracted to street art and see it’s graphic potential for so many design and textile projects. I try to take the time to really look at things and spaces. When I do, I all see beauty everywhere ... in the environment as well as in the people I fall in love with all around the world.


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Johnson Design and Photography

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