Sandy Johnson Illustration + Design transitioned from crayons to pencils in the 1950s,
notebook margins to sketchbook pages in the 1960s, dreams to reality in the 1970s, classic print
to digital media in the 1980's resulting in
sanjidesign.com an ever-evolving online portfolio.

Currently located in the historic, channeltown of La Conner, nestled within the Skagit Valley
between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC...the studio is equipped with pencils, paints and digital
tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Kodak as well as
a diverse list of clients and credentials. . .

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

1991-present

Ya-Ling J. Liou, D.C. Seattle, WA

Sacred Earth Pictures, Langley, WA

Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, 

Universtiy of Washington,
Seattle, WA

Global Burn Care & Reconstructive Institute
Margrit Elliot, President, La Conner, WA

Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub, La Conner, WA

Washington Osteopathic Medical
Association,
Seattle, WA

Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center,
Seattle, WA

Washington Coalition of
Sexual Assault Programs

Eastland Press, Seattle WA


Channel Lodge and Country Inn,
LaConner, WA

George Pransky and Associates,
LaConner, WA


Beth Glosten, MD. Redmond, WA

Animal Health Clinic, Fargo, ND

EMPLOYMENT

1983-93
UW Creative Communications,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator
of award winning publications. Created
the Department's first published digital
illustration (during the transition to new media)

1979-83
Office of Communications and
University Relations,
North Dakota State University,Fargo, ND
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
of award winning publications,
sharing managerial duties of the
Publications Coordinator, supervising
student interns and assisting a Design
for Print class.

1978 (spring, summer)
Albany Press, Emeryville, CA
Graphic Designer/Illustrator

1977 (summer)
KXJB TV, Fargo, ND
Graphic Designer, Illustrator
and Courtroom Artist

1973-74

United Tribes Technical College

Curricula Development

Illustrator/Teacher's Assistant
VISTA volunteer providing
illustration services for a K-12 Native American
history and culture program.
Assisted personal development classes,
as well as an arts and
crafts program and led classes in drawing.

1972 (spring, summer)
Home Magazine, Fargo, ND
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
for a weekly homefinder's tabloid.

EDUCATION

1974-77
California College of the Arts
Oakland, CA
BFA degree in Graphic Design.
Emphasis
in Illustration, Art Direction, Drawing
and Painting.
CCA is the largest regionally accredited,
independent, nonprofit school of art and
design in the western United States.

1972-74
Moorhead State Univ., Concordia College
& North Dakota State University
Moorhead, MN and Fargo, ND
Tri-College Humanities Forum and University
Year for Action
(VISTA)

1970-71
Northern State College,
Aberdeen, SD
Course work toward Bachelor of
Fine Arts Degree


AWARDs

Publishers Association of the West
Cover Illustration
Textbook - Accupuncture in the
Treatment of Children

First Place
Award for excellence from the largest
association of book publishers in
the United States.

Council for Advancement and
Support of Education
Illustration + Design
Newsletter - Washington Scientist
First Place Award
Tabloid - University Report
Two First Place Awards
Poster - Watercolor Invitational
Merit Award

American Advertising Federation
of North Dakota

Illustration + Design
Identity plan - Animal Health Clinic
First Place Awards...
two
straight years

University and College
Designers Association

Illustration + Design
Tabloid Insert - Briefs for
Prospective Students

Merit Award

 

 

REPRESENTATIVES

University of Washington
Creative Communications
Creative
Consultants Network