Joel P Johnson

Art Director

Durham, NC, USA

Work Experience

Laplaca Cohen Advertising

Senior Designer

Design logos, ad campaigns, brochures, online ads for numerous cultural arts clients that included the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera, the New-York Historical Society and LA Music Center.
August 2007 - January 2016 New York, United States

Alley Theatre

Creative Design Director

• Create and design images for all Alley Theatre productions
• Collaborate with artistic director, visiting playwrights and directors
• Design the theatre’s visual style for each season
• Redesign the theatre’s web site
• Design season brochure
• Design special event invitations
• Design posters
• Design publications
August 1999 - July 2007 Houston, Texas, United States

Freelance Illustrator

Freelance Illustrator


State University Of New York At Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)

BFA Painting/Illustration

New York, United States


Art Directors Club - Houston

2 Awards of Merit


Art Directors Club - Houston

Silver Medal, Award of Merit


Society Of Illustrators

40th Society of Illustrators Exhibition Silver Medal

Print Design Magazine

Print Regional Design Annual



Brand Identity, Illustration, Poster Design,

Referenced Works

Design Basics Third Edition, David Lauer, Holt Rhinehart Winston,
1990, page 9.

The Art of Barbie: Artists Celebrate The World’s Favorite Doll, Craig Yoe, Workman Publishing,1994, page 108.

This Face You Got: The Art of the Illustrator, Jim McMullan, Journey Editions, 1994, page 155.

Jump For Joy, Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates The Ellington Centennial, 1899-1999, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 1999, page 28.

Less Is More: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design, Steven Heller, North Light Books, 1999, page 117.

Naked Barbies, Warrior Joes, and Other Forms of Visible Gender, Jeannie Banks Thomas, University of Illinois Press, 2003, page 132.

Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design, 4th Edition, 2012, page 9.