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

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

Illustration

Selected Work
Illustration projects

Illustration

  • 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

Print

  • 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
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I have a passion for collaborating 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

With almost 20 years of experience as a designer, I’ve worked on countless projects for a wide array of client types, including nonprofit, government, arts, education, social innovators, and mission-driven businesses. Some to note:

  • Alliance for Climate Education
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • Aspiration Tech
  • Bridge the Gulf Project
  • Blueprint North Carolina
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • California 4-H
  • California Newsreel
  • Calvert Foundation
  • Citizens Engagement Lab
  • Dalai Lama Fellows
  • Earthjustice
  • East Coast Greenway
  • 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
  • Levis Strauss Foundation
  • Melville Charitable Foundation
  • Moms Rising
  • Not In Our Town / United Against Hate
  • Open Philanthropy Project
  • Playworks
  • ReThink Media
  • Salesforce Foundation
  • South Sudan Law Society
  • 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 types and sizes. I'm also a seasoned graphic designer and illustrator, able to execute high quality brand identity or print design as well as create 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 six year-old daughter, taking the scenic route, adventures in nature, thrift stores, playlists for friends, campfires, maps of all kinds, cryptozoology, craft beer, and making the perfect cup of coffee the hard way.