Krista Joy Johnson

Krista Joy Johnson - Designer Tick

Portland, OR, USA

I love books—reading and designing them! Have worked in publishing and am currently a freelance designer.

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I'm a book lover who designs covers and internals for the nonfiction, inspirational, humor, gift, children's, fiction, and calendar categories.

I'm motivated by connecting readers to the books they want! If my design can draw in and communicate effectively to the right reader then I've done my job. When not designing books I also work on marketing design projects and enjoy project management and working with other people—i.e. bringing our talents together to create something great.

In my free time I get inspired by being outside—exploring, hiking, and taking photos. I also try random art projects, and of course read!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Calendars
Christian (Non-Fiction)
DIY & Crafts
Parenting & Families
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Humor & Comedy
Literature

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
April, 2015 – Present (about 4 years)

Enjoy designing covers and internals, calendars, program books, and assorted marketing materials for my clients.

Senior Production Editor & Graphic Designer

American Library Association
November, 2012 – April, 2015 (over 2 years)

Project managed and designed various catalogs, conference materials, and marketing design requests including logos, emails, ads, and web graphics.

Senior Graphic Designer

Sourcebooks Publishers
August, 2008 – November, 2012 (over 4 years)

Split time between marketing design and cover and internals design for the gift and calendar lines.

Marketing Designer

Multnomah Book Publishers
August, 2004 – October, 2006 (about 2 years)

Produced various marketing materials.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

If I Could Keep You Little... (Marianne Richmond Book 0)

Marianne Richmond

If I could keep you little,I'd keep you close to me.But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be!If I Could Keep You Little speaks straight to every parent's heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment. Sure to become a new favorite, this book showcases author/illustrator Marianne Richmond's ability to beautifully illustrate t... read more

If I could keep you little,I'd keep you close to me.But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be!If I Could Keep You Little speaks straight to every parent's heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment. Sure to become a new favorite, this book showcases author/illustrator Marianne Richmond's ability to beautifully illustrate t... read more

Stuff You Missed in History Class: A Guide to History's Biggest Myths, Mysteries, and Marvels

HowStuffWorks.com

The scoop on all the fun, bizarre, and scandalizing history your teachers never wanted you to know From the hosts of HowStuffWorks.com's popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class, comes a crash course in world history. Featuring the best of HSW's content and packed with quizzes, trivia, and more, this books explores the craziest scandals, myths, lies, and crimes the human record has t... read more

The scoop on all the fun, bizarre, and scandalizing history your teachers never wanted you to know From the hosts of HowStuffWorks.com's popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class, comes a crash course in world history. Featuring the best of HSW's content and packed with quizzes, trivia, and more, this books explores the craziest scandals, myths, lies, and crimes the human record has t... read more

The Secret Letters Project: A Journal for Reflection, Growth, and Transformation through the Art of Letter Writing

Juliet Madison

We write letters to express what we struggle to say aloud. We put pen to paper to voice the secret sides of ourselves, and often, the letters don't need to be sent to set us free. Through guided prompts and interactive questions, The Secret Letters Project offers a safe space for writers to explore relationships, deal with difficult situations, and embrace the joy around them. This journal wil... read more

We write letters to express what we struggle to say aloud. We put pen to paper to voice the secret sides of ourselves, and often, the letters don't need to be sent to set us free. Through guided prompts and interactive questions, The Secret Letters Project offers a safe space for writers to explore relationships, deal with difficult situations, and embrace the joy around them. This journal wil... read more

Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

Patrick Smith

A New York Times bestsellerFor millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: • How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them • Straight talk on turbulence, pilot trai... read more

A New York Times bestsellerFor millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: • How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them • Straight talk on turbulence, pilot trai... read more

Great Quotes from Great Leaders: Words from the Leaders Who Shaped the World

Peggy Anderson

If you like history and great quotes, you'll love this book which combines a brief biography of 32 world famous leaders with photographs and powerful quotes. You and your family will learn from this collection of wisdom―echoing the integrity, strength of character, and passion of extraordinary men and women. Makes the perfect, unique gift. Some of the highlighted leaders include: Abraham Linco... read more

If you like history and great quotes, you'll love this book which combines a brief biography of 32 world famous leaders with photographs and powerful quotes. You and your family will learn from this collection of wisdom―echoing the integrity, strength of character, and passion of extraordinary men and women. Makes the perfect, unique gift. Some of the highlighted leaders include: Abraham Linco... read more

The Cuddle Sutra: An Unabashed Celebration of the Ultimate Intimacy

Rob Grader

The Cuddle Sutra is an all-encompassing resource for the act of cuddling, filled with detailed descriptions and illustrations of all the ways to express affection, whether you're in the privacy of your own bedroom or walking down Main Street. Includes 50 cuddle positions, fully illustrated, for such locales as: • Snuggling in the bedroom• Kanoodling on the couch• Hand-Dancing• Enchanting Embra... read more

The Cuddle Sutra is an all-encompassing resource for the act of cuddling, filled with detailed descriptions and illustrations of all the ways to express affection, whether you're in the privacy of your own bedroom or walking down Main Street. Includes 50 cuddle positions, fully illustrated, for such locales as: • Snuggling in the bedroom• Kanoodling on the couch• Hand-Dancing• Enchanting Embra... read more

The Marriage Dictionary: The Unofficial, True Meaning of "I Do"

Tom Carey

Whether you've been married for years or months, you'll enjoy this hilarious look at what marriage really means. Amnesia: Unusual medical condition that often afflicts husbands the day after a night out drinking and carousing with "the boys."Athlete's foot: The only part of your husband that is still truly athletic.Bra: Decoration draped by your wife over the shower curtain rod in the bathroom... read more

Whether you've been married for years or months, you'll enjoy this hilarious look at what marriage really means. Amnesia: Unusual medical condition that often afflicts husbands the day after a night out drinking and carousing with "the boys."Athlete's foot: The only part of your husband that is still truly athletic.Bra: Decoration draped by your wife over the shower curtain rod in the bathroom... read more

I Believe in You (Marianne Richmond)

Marianne Richmond

"Whether it's sunny or stormy, Whether you're happy or blue, I'm here to say, without a doubt that I believe in you." I Believe in You explores the powerful feeling in every parent's heart as you watch a child take on the big job of growing up. This inspiring and meaningful book puts into words the little moments that reveal just how much you believe in them, no matter what life throws their w... read more

"Whether it's sunny or stormy, Whether you're happy or blue, I'm here to say, without a doubt that I believe in you." I Believe in You explores the powerful feeling in every parent's heart as you watch a child take on the big job of growing up. This inspiring and meaningful book puts into words the little moments that reveal just how much you believe in them, no matter what life throws their w... read more

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Heather Dillard
From day one Krista Joy was excellent at communicating with me and giving me clarity on what she was working on, etc. She was always prompt and willing to answer any questions I had. She designed the cover art for my devotional book as well as the book's interior layout. Her work is beautiful, and I highly recommend her!

Heather Dillard, January 2019

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