Aaron Johnson

Senior Graphic Designer

Morgantown, WV, USA
Aaron Johnson is a senior graphic designer at Stewart Design. His responsibilities include logo design, brand development, print layout, copywriting, concept proposal, and overseeing various design and print projects from conception to completion, providing businesses with the tools to effectively communicate with the world around them.

More than a means of creative expression, Aaron’s perspective on graphic design is analytical, methodical, and objective, grounded in research, psychology, and geometry. Aaron is passionate about enabling businesses to be successful through tested principles of effective logo design.

Among the dozens of identity programs he has designed are the logos for Farmhouse Café, Crab Shack Caribba, and Get Fit Juices & Shakes. In addition to his logo design for Stobitan Sports Surfaces® being selected as the 10th Annual HOW Logo Design Award Reader’s Choice, his logo designs have been awarded honors by LogoLounge, Graphic Design USA, and Hiiibrand Awards, and the Worldwide Logo Design Awards.

Aaron is coauthor of Your Brand Matters (2017), Stewart Design’s book on the impact and necessity of professional logo design.

Aaron enjoys guitar, film, dad jokes, superheroes, and kayaking with his wife, Kayla.

Work Experience

Stewart Design

Senior Graphic Designer

My responsibilities include logo design, brand development, print layout, copywriting, concept proposal, and overseeing various design and print projects from conception to completion, providing businesses with the tools to effectively communicate with the world around them.
2015 - Present Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

AJ Graphic Design

Owner, Senior Graphic Designer

My responsibilities include logo design, brand development, print layout, copywriting, concept proposal, and overseeing various design and print projects from conception to completion, providing businesses with the tools to effectively communicate with the world around them.
2013 - Present West Virginia, United States

Lee University

Graphic Design Intern

Created various print-ready items of marketing collateral for Lee University including brochures, flyers, handouts, booklets, advertisement for newspaper and magazine, display banners, signs, etc. Managed multiple projects at once efficiently. Served as a member of a creative team, brainstorming, planning, and executing concepts together.
2015 - 2015 Cleveland, Tennessee, United States

TeleTech

Customer Service Representative

Promptly answered questions and resolved customer issues in a high-pressure call center accomplished by identifying the problem, determining the cause, selecting and explaining the best solution, and recapping information to ensure proper resolution. Extensive experience handling frustrated customers and resolving their diverse issues, multi-tasking, personal banking, and superior listening skills.
2014 - 2014 Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

The Casual Gourmet

Server, Busboy, Cook

Coordinated and implemented various catering events from food preparation and arrangement to service during the event. Worked both as in-house waiter and cook, carefully taking orders, preparing food, as well as plating and serving food quickly and accurately in a customer service-driven atmosphere. Comprehensive knowledge of various facets of the food service industry.
2012 - 2014 Decatur, Alabama, United States

Payless Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician

Worked accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced, customer service oriented atmosphere. Carefully calculated and prepared special compounds, refilled prescriptions, answered telephone calls, and operated a cash register, all of which requiring superior communication skills, precision. Organized merchandise and medications. Maintained inventory and sent orders daily.
2010 - 2011 Decatur, Alabama, United States

Education

Lee University

Bachelor of Arts: Advertising (Cum Laude)

Graphic Design I: Illustrator
Graphic Design II: Photoshop
Desktop Publishing
Web Page Design
Painting I
Understanding Human Communication
Public Speaking
Basic Digital Photography
Photojournalism
Single Camera Applications I
Single Camera Applications II
Principles of Advertising
Innovation and Social Media
Media Planning and Buying
PR and Advertising Research
Media Law
2012 - 2015 Cleveland, Tennessee, United States

West Virginia University

Studied Business Administration

2011 - 2012 West Virginia, United States

Decatur Heritage Christian Academy

2006 - 2010 Decatur, Alabama, United States

Awards

HOW Design Magazine

HOW Logo Design Grand Prize Award: Stobitan® Sports Surfaces Logo

2019

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: Get Fit Juices & Shakes Logo

2019

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: Poppie Logo

2019

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: Cairo 2 Go Logo

2019

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: BCP Maintenance Logo

2019

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: Regional Eye Logo

2019

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: Marion County Parks & Recreation Logo

2019

Worldwide Logo Design Awards (WOLDA)

Worldwide Logo Design Award: Crab Shack Caribba Logo

2019

Worldwide Logo Design Awards (WOLDA)

Worldwide Logo Design Award: StructurePlus Logo

2019

Logo Wave

Logo Wave 9 - Third Place: Crab Shack Caribba Logo

2019

Logolounge

LogoLounge 11 (Book): StructurePlus Logo

2019

Logolounge

LogoLounge 11 (Book): Forge Business Solutions Logo

2019

Logolounge

LogoLounge 11 (Book): Brooks Building + Design Logo

2019

Logolounge

LogoLounge 11 (Book): El Jéfe Texican Cantina Logo

2019

Logolounge

LogoLounge 11 (Book): Senya Education Logo

2019

Hiiibrand

Hiiibrand Awards 2019: Tires.Auto Logo

2018

Hiiibrand

Hiiibrand Awards 2019: Eleven Eleven Media Logo

2018

Logolounge

Logolounge 10 (Book): Crab Shack Caribba Logo

2018

Logolounge

Logolounge 10 (Book): Farmhouse Café Logo

2018

Logolounge

Logolounge 10 (Book): Twinkle Logo

2018

Skills

Branding, Identity, Logo Design, Print Design, Typography,