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Dan Johnson

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Professor: 2D Design, Design Communications

Problem solving gives the designer a creative outlet while at the same time solving the client's communications needs.

Dan established the Design Communications program at Belmont in 1994. Dan's professional practice included time in Seattle, Washington and Texas before relocating to Nashville to help develop Belmont's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Dan's extensive client list includes a variety of well-known national brands and Fortune 500 companies - Passport Health, Tree Top Fruit Products, Nalley Fine Foods, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simmon's Beds, and Nordstrom stores to name a few. A partial list of his alumni's clients and job placements includes:  Lucas Arts, Disney, NBA, NHL, Legends, The Masters, Vogue, Tonka, Hasbro,TRESemmé‎, Pepsi Co., Nerf, Yum! Brands, CMT, Wallace Church, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, BBDO New York, TMA BBDO Chicago, Red Wing Shoes, Vanderbilt Sports, Torch Creative, Day 6 Creative, Webb deVlamm Chicago, Brand Extract Houston, Jett Brand Design Australia, Pilot Studio Boston, Gillette, Duracell, eafoto, Ovation, Imaginuity Dallas, Fossil, Titan's Cheerleading, Predators, Valspar Paints, Curb Records, Ghirardelli, Thermos, Aloompa, and 2008 Presidential Debates.

Alumni have become principles and owners of design firms and ad agencies, locally, nationally and internationally. Many alumni have returned to teach in higher education locally and nationally. 

Dan is a member of AIGA and CAA.

  • MFA Texas A&M University
  • BFA Texas Tech University