Since graduation from Tyler School of Art with Deans list honors , I've pursued a career in the illustration and graphic design industry and the fine arts. I've worked freelance and in-house for a number of corporations beginning as a staff designer for Lenox China and senior staff illustrator for Current Inc. then moving on to American Visual Arts as a senior illustrator/ designer during the 80's and 90's. I opened my own freelance studio in 1994 serving a number of greeting card and tabletop collectibles companies with on- call graphic design and illustration services.
Beginning in 2000, I converted much of my design and studio work to digital design.
Since then, I've continued to work for several companies and over the last ten years , have primarily moved to developing creative images and designs as well as fine art for galleries and shows . Today I specialize in licensing my art to various venture start up , mass market and small family oriented business companies .
Photography has opened up a whole new world of applications and also provides some of the best subject material for new paintings and designs shown. Many of my photos have also become best selling licensed images !
Lewis T. Johnson
Along with my graphic design and illustration business I also pursue painting whenever possible and continue to develop my skills and craft to create truly award winning images that evoke my passion for drama, color and detail focusing on wildlife and various landscape or still life subjects.My preferred mediums are gouache and watercolor with a touch of mixed media . I offer limited edition prints for many of my pieces shown on my Fine Art page .