Why, hello there. I’m Johanna.

I'm the Creative Director at Beekeeper Group. I teach Visual Design at General Assembly. I make things for the web.

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What I Do

Beekeeper Group  |  Creative Director

I lead the design team at Beekeeper Group, a DC public affairs firm (think PR for causes). We focus on telling complex advocacy stories in a clear and useful way, to help non-policy experts understand why an issue is important and what they can do about it. I work on a variety of projects—websites, infographics, social campaigns, print materials—and am particularly interested in helping others get more comfortable with design and good design process.

General Assembly  |  Visual Design Instructor

In the evenings, I teach Visual Design at General Assembly. My course covers design fundamentals, web design best practices, and strategies for thinking through design problems. I also quote Mike Monteiro. A lot.

Illustration of Capitol building

Who Else I've Worked With

Where I've Studied

General Assembly  |  DC

Mobile Development Course User Experience Design Course

Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts  |  DC

Graphic and Web Design Certificate

Tulane University  |  New Orleans

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude English and German; Minor in Studio Art

Illustration of young Johanna working furiously at her computer, with a large pile of books teetering nearby

About Me

Hometown  |  Pensacola, FL

Favorite Typeface  |  Ostrich Sans, of course

Favorite Book on Design  |  You’re My Favorite Client, by Mike Monteiro

Desk Bobblehead  |  Terminator (T-600)

Claim to Fame  |  3-time Semifinalist in the Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest

Desk IllustrationIllustration of Johanna's desk, featuring a Pantone Color Matching book and a Terminator bobblehead