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 UX Design and Visual Design for the Web at General Assembly and Print Design at American University. My courses cover design fundamentals, web and print 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

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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