I’m a dedicated partner for mission driven organizations and a trusted resource for visual storytelling.

Case studies:

Food Integrity Campaign

Creative Services
Food Integrity Campaign

Food Integrity Campaign

  • Services: art direction, user experience, visual design
  • Projects: responsive website, campaign identity, social media assets, brochures, signage

Bridge the Gulf Project

Creative Services
Bridge The Gulf Project

Bridge the Gulf Project

  • Services: art direction, brand identity, website planning, user experience, visual design
  • Projects: responsive website, brand identity, social media assets

Calvert Foundation

Creative Services
Calvert Foundation

Calvert Foundation

  • Services: art direction, user-experience, web and print design
  • Projects: social impact and annual reports (web + print), social media ads and other assets

Florida State Parks

Creative Services
Florida State Parks

Florida State Parks

  • Services: art direction, illustration and graphic design
  • Projects: JR Ranger park program materials: critter sheets, posters, brochures, signage, custom artwork library

With over 15 years experience, I provide a wide range of services to help tell your story in creative ways.

Projects by type:

Web: User Experience & Visual Design

Selected Work
Web Design and User Experience

Web: User Experience & Visual Design

  • Clients: Food Integrity Campaign, Wear Orange (Everytown for Gun Safety), Earthjustice, Playworks, Trout Unlimited, Good Ventures, Calvert Foundation, Dalai Lama Fellows, Straus Family Creamery
  • My roles: art Direction, information architecture, user experience (responsive/mobile planning, wireframes), visual design

Brand Identity & Logos

Selected Work
Brand Identity

Brand Identity

  • Clients: U.S. Forest Service, Florida Department of Transportation, Slow Money, Freecycle.org, Spotme
  • My roles: art direction, brand identity, logo design, moodboards, brand/logo usage guides


Selected Work
Illustration projects


  • Clients: Florida State Parks, Tishamingo, South Sudan Law Society, Fair Trade USA, Florida Department of Education
  • My roles: art direction, illustration

Print Design

Selected Work
Calvert Foundation 2014 Social Impact Report


  • Clients: Calvert Foundation, Food Integrity Campaign, Salesforce Foundation, US Ignite, CBS, FSLSO, Florida State Parks, Guardian ad Litem, Florida Dept. of Education, Tishamingo, Spanish Moss Foundation
  • My roles: art direction, graphic design for reports, brochures, posters and more

Social Media, Online Ads, and Infographics

Selected Work
Brand Identity

Social Media Content, Online Ads, and Infographics

  • Clients: Dalai Lama Fellows, Boreal Manitoba, Food Integrity Campaign, CETF, Salesforce Foundation, Global Teacher Prize, US Ignite
  • My roles: art direction and graphic design for meme images, infographics, animations, social ads and more

Animation & Video

Selected Work
Animation and Video Projects

Animation & Video

  • Clients: Fair Trade USA, Kaiser Family Foundation, The Story of Stuff, Stanford School of Business - Center for Social Innovation, Food Integrity Campaign
  • My roles: art direction, animation, asset creation, editing, storyboarding
Ben S Johnson
Website Sketch, Citizens Engagement Lab
Tishamingo Album Art

I have a passion for working with people on projects that are socially meaningful and have a positive impact. I'm motivated by helping organizations over-achieve by doing more with less. I love what I do for a living, and it's the people I work with who inspire me.

Who I've worked with

I’ve worked on countless projects for a wide array of client types, including non-profits, government, arts, education, social innovators, and mission driven businesses. Here are some to note:

  • Alliance for Climate Education
  • American Constitution Society
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bridge the Gulf Project
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • California 4-H
  • California Newsreel
  • Calvert Foundation
  • Citizens Engagement Lab
  • Dalai Lama Fellows
  • Earthjustice
  • Fair Trade USA
  • Fission Strategy
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Florida State Parks
  • Food Integrity Campaign
  • Good Ventures Foundation
  • Government Accountability Project
  • Greenpeace
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Melville Charitable Foundation
  • Moms Rising
  • Levis Strauss Foundation
  • Playworks
  • Portfolio 21 Investments
  • Salesforce Foundation
  • South Sudan Law Society
  • Straus Family Creamery
  • Story of Stuff Project
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Trust for Public Lands
  • US Forest Service
  • US Ignite

How can we work together?

Most often my role is as creative director and consultant, working to craft visual storytelling for an organization or campaign. I enjoy leading the creative process from start to finish, including art direction, concept development, digital strategy, and user-experience design. I've teamed up to help produce websites of all shapes and sizes. I'm also a seasoned graphic designer and illustrator, able to create the highest quality brand identity, print design, and custom content.

Drop a line and let’s talk about how we might collaborate.


Other things to know

Some places I've lived: Asheville, NC (now home); Oakland, CA; Berkeley, CA; San Diego, CA; Athens, GA; Atlanta, GA; Tallahassee, FL (hometown) ...plus five months hiking the Appalachian Trail and living in the woods (2005).

Some favotire things: art with my three year-old daughter, taking the scenic route on road trips, adventures in nature, thrift store treasures, making Spotify playlists for friends, campfires, craft beer and maps of all kinds, cryptozoology, and making the perfect cup of coffee.