John Johnson

John Johnson

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a former ad agency creative director, art director and writer with graphic design and production skills. My work is conceptually oriented and based on insight-driven strategies, and my creative objective has always to be strip away the extraneous fluff and produce clean, bold and intrusive work that will have a measurable impact in the marketplace. 



Doctor's Best, Inc., San Clemente, CA, US, Creative Director

Working remotely, I designed and produced all of Doctor's Best advertising and promotional materials for nearly 15 years. During that time, this nutritional supplement manufacturer quintupled in sales and, in 2014, was sold to a private equity firm. Within months of that acquisition, it was bought by a giant Chinese company and my position was eliminated.

Apr 2002 - Mar 2015

Alchemy LLP, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Chief Designer

As chief designer for Alchemy, a highly successful direct marketing firm, I designed advertising, collatoral and packaging for a variety of products, including the Magic Bullet, the most successful direct marketing product in history.

Jan 2001 - Feb 2004


ArtCenter College of Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Advertising Design

Sep 1972 - Jun 1974

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US, BArch, English/Art History

Suffice it to say, I survived the 1960s.

Sep 1965 - Jun 1969