Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn approaches every project as a visual challenge waiting to be solved. She’s fascinated by the power of communication design and the influence it has on popular culture and behavior. At Purple, she brings her design prowess to Fortune 100 companies spanning a variety of industries. Before joining Purple, Kathryn worked on campaigns for the FDA’s anti-tobacco efforts, U.S. Border Patrol recruitment and the Washington Literacy Center. Her work has been featured at the One Show, the American Advertising Awards, the National Advertising Federation conference and the Pollie Political Advertising Awards in Washington, D.C., as well as in several graphic design books. Kathryn is a graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising Design with a minor in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

I love the entrepreneurial spirit of Purple – how everyone is focused on achieving the best possible outcome for the client. That and the snacks.”

I tell people I’m an ‘art director’ and they think I work at a museum running around after artists. That’ll be my next career.” 

No two days are the same here. New projects mean learning about new industries, technologies, lifestyles and those random facts come in handy at cocktail parties.”

“My motto is never do anything in pants that can be done in a dress. Also, poorly kerned menus should be burned.”