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My name is Megan Johnston. I’m not just a graphic designer. I’m a photographer, a storyteller, an illustrator, and so much more... or maybe I just can’t make up my mind. Regardless of my declared profession, I’m fascinated with the concept of identity. Whether it’s uncovering the personality of a stranger through art or the branding of a business through graphics, I want to get involved and create. Each item enclosed in this portfolio has something to do with identity. I hope you will enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed creating them.


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Jackson First Assembly Summer Sports Camp First Assembly is a church in Jackson, TN. The church expressed a need for a banner for an upcoming summer sports camp. The banner was designed to attract the attention of passing cars, as well as the children that would want to join the camp. It was displayed in the front lawn of the church.


Goudy’s “I am type” Grid System Posters These posters were created to exemplify the eight different grid systems used in graphic design. The essay “I am type” by Goudy was used as a common typographic element throughout the poster series.


Mermaids & Mythology Redesign Illustrations The goal of this project was to redesign the magazine “Mermaids and Mythology”. These original illustrations were created in the style of Art Noveau and music posters from the 1960’s.


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About the Author Christine H. Bailey teaches Creative Writing and Written Composition at a private university in middle Tennessee. Before teaching English, Bailey worked as a journalist, a marketing/public relations writer, and a freelance editor. Girl in the Middle is Bailey’s debut novel.

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Girl in the Middle Book Cover and Website Design The design for these images was minimalistic, incorporating women’s restroom icons in a way that symbolized the author’s story.


Senior Vice Presidential Campaign The design for this student government campaign was inspired by campaigns of the 1950’s. The jargon and hyperbole of that era was incorporated within the campaign to further demonstrate this inspiration. Large buttons were also created to encourage potential voters.


Film Festival Logo and Poster Design This logo and poster design was inspired by the work of George Meliés, one of the first creative film producers. The logotype incorporates typefaces reminiscent of the 1920’s, which is when many of the films of Meliés were released. The poster in turn uses hand cut images from his films to create a shadowbox collage.


“Thick as Thieves” Movie Poster Design This movie poster design promotes the release of the short film “Thick as Thieves” by Treasure Hightower. It attracts attention through the use of bold typography, smoky textures, and iconic imagery from the film.


User Interface Design These icons were designed for use in user interface situations like personal or commercial websites. They were designed to look slick, shiny, and user friendly in the style of many current smart phone application icons.


Darkroom Photography These black and white film images convey the personality behind a tattoo. The images were created from film canister to final print in a traditional darkroom setting.


Digital Storytelling This original story and character concept was modeled, photographed and compiled into a digital storybook. The photo manipulation and style of the pages enhances the story’s science fiction theme.


The Talking Donkey Café Branding Package The Talking Donkey Café was a restaurant that opened in Humboldt, TN in 2011. A “talking donkey” cartoon character was created to personify the quirky style of the restaurant.


“Steampunk” Guitar Digital Illustration This original illustration was drawn using completely digital processes. It was inspired by the science fiction subculture of “steampunk”.


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Portfolio- Megan Johnston