J. Blake Johnson

Associate Professor of Art

Saginaw MI

Professor Johnson holds a BFA from The Art Center College of Design, MFA from The University of Idaho, and an Associates degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He has 19+ years of professional experience in corporate and freelance settings.

Prior to teaching design he worked for a number of design firms on the West Coast. Clients included Nike, Disney, Sony, NBC, X-BOX, Microsoft, Adidas, and Columbia Sportswear, as well as hospitals and universities in the Pacific Northwest.

Professor Johnson has been designing websites for clients since 1998 and enjoys working with code. Starting in 2006 Professor Johnson has worked as a freelance Graphic User Interface Designer for Pillar Data Systems and for the Oracle Corporation.

Professor Johnson currently teaches a broad range of classes such as: Typography, Graphic Design History, Web Design, Portfolio Design, Graphic User Interface Design, and App Interface Design. In 2013 he served as an Exchange Professor at Shikoku University in Tokushima Japan. In 2016 he served as a Visiting Professor for Shenyang Aerospace University in Shenyang China.


Digital, Illustrator/Photoshop

Our current political presidential race has become so oddly extreme that it is perhaps best viewed as a form of scary humor. There is one hope for the disenchanted voter, third party candidates. This poster encourages citizens to vote, rather than give up hope.