Welcome to the Rich Johnson Arts portfolio page.

In this online portfolio, you will find the diverse offerings of creative and commercial arts that I commit to in my work and leisure. In my career I am a Creative Director for Public Relations and contribute in graphic design, illustration, photography, videography and recording/music writing in additional to direction. In my freelance I also work in these disciplines and instruct in graphic design media. In my personal creative pursuits, I am a performing musician and show traditional artwork in galleries several times a year. Feel free to wander through some samples of my work in the following pages and connect with me for your creative needs or bohemian banter. Cheers!


Over 20 years of on-the-job training in graphic design.

Working Knowledge of MAC OS and Windows Operating Systems
Adobe Software: Photoshop CC, Ilustrator CC, Indesign CC, Acrobat Pro, Premiere CC, Audition CC
Other Proficiencies: HTML 5.0, CSS3, WordPress, Digital Photography and Videography (on site and studio), Certified Drone Pilot, Pre-Press file preparation and Adobe Acrobat PDF Workflow

Training in Computer Graphics Software and HTML completed at Millersville University, Bloomsburg University and Pennsylvania College Of Art and Design.


Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania · Elizabethtown, PA (April 2007 – Present)

Rich Johnson Arts · Elizabethtown, PA (Jan 2004 – Present)
Clients Included: Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce, Lititz Rec Center, HACC, Casey Advertising, Donovan Advertising, American Graphics institute, Resolutions Training

Clipper Magazine · Lancaster, PA (Jan 1998 – Sept 2003)

Atlis Graphics · Mechanicsburg, PA (Aug 1997 – Sept 1997)

Kapp Advertising · Lebanon, PA (Jan 1997 – Aug 1997)


B.S. in Art Education (K-12) MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY Millersville, PA
Over 20 years of classroom experience developing and teaching curriculum for collegiate and vocational students.

Curriculum Developed: Digital Graphic Design (LVC), Adv. Vector Graphics Lectures (LVC), Basic and Intermediate Adobe Illustrator (PCA&D), Basic and Intermediate Photoshop (PCA&D) Basic and Intermediate Adobe Illustrator (AGI), Basic, Intermediate and Customized Photoshop (AGI) Traditional Art Media(Derry Township H.S. and Lemoyne Middle School)

Training in design, drafting, photography, 2-dimensional, and 3-dimensional studio arts completed at Millersville University, Bloomsburg University and Pennsylvania College Of Art and Design. Training in educational psychology and curriculum completed at Millersville University.


FREELANCE INSTRUCTOR on Adobe Graphics Applications(Jan 2005-Present)
Multiple Clients – List Available Upon Request

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop(Spring 1999-Spring 2009)
Pennsylvania School of Art & Design Lancaster, PA

CONTRACTED INSTRUCTOR on Adobe Graphics Applications(April 2004-July 2005)
American Graphics Institute Woburn, MA and Blue Bell, PA

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR on Digital Graphic Design (Spring 2001-May 2005)
Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA

GUEST LECTURER on Adobe Illustrator (Fall 1997, Spring 1998, Fall 1998)
Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (Sept 1997 – Nov 1997)
Substitute Teacher Services Lancaster, PA

STUDENT TEACHER (Aug 1995 – Dec 1995)
Derry Township High School Hershey, PA and Lemoyne Middle School Lemoyne, PA

Screwtape Rewired set

I had the opportunity to design the set and lighting for the Springs Park Playhouse production of Screwtape Rewired. It started on paper as a layout and design. Was altered for a tighter timeline. And [...]

Wine, grapes and bread

Full study with 1/2 inch brush. Dark brown under painting for layout and form. Color overlays for tone and depth. Detail layer finally at the end to accentuate but not too much. The eye is [...]

Still life studies

I'm working on some still life studies to strengthen my core painting skills working in the wine and cheese thematic. My goal is to focus on light and not line.