Why, hello there. I’m Johanna.

I am a designer, speaker, and educator in DC, specializing in UX and visual design for the web. I help organizations tell their stories in a clear and actionable way.

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What I Do

Design  |  UX & Visual

I work with organizations of all shapes and sizes to design and build better websites and digital experiences. To create products that are kind, inclusive, and communicate often-complex messages to a wider audience. I've been designing in DC for the past decade, and have been lucky to collaborate with some great teams—as a consultant, in-house, and at a fast-paced agency managing other designers. I am also particularly interested in helping others get more comfortable with design and good design process.

Teach  |  General Assembly & American University

I teach at both General Assembly and American University. My courses cover design fundamentals, web design best practices, and strategies for thinking through design problems. I also quote Mike Monteiro and Erika Hall. A lot.

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Who I've Worked With

Where I've Studied

General Assembly  |  DC

Product Management Course JavaScript Development Course 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

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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

Let's Work Together

Looking for a strategic web design partner, a speaker for your next event, or just want to say hi? Drop me a line.

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