Randall Johnson was born in Pensacola, Florida, and attended the University of North Florida, receiving his B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Digital Media in December of 2019. His work as a young artist brought awards and scholarships, creating the opportunity for him to move to Jacksonville to pursue his bachelor’s degree at UNF, where he also worked as a graphic designer for student news site Spinnaker, Campus Life, and Student Government. During his time at UNF, Randall’s work was exhibited in spaces all over campus, and in the AIGA Summer Poster Exhibition.
Currently, Randall is a graphic and web designer at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty. In his free time, he loves designing projects for his portfolio and photographing portraits and landscapes in Jacksonville.
When asked what is motivating him to create in the current moment Randall shared, “As a graphic designer, I was motivated to create the artwork, Power of Protest because of the racial and injustice in the U.S. Seeing the people around the world protesting for freedom of speech and [against] prejudice in the U.S., [provided] a great opportunity to design a poster for these difficult times.”
As the movement continues to grow and as whole communities mobilize, Randall states he’d like to “see…everyone supporting each other. It’s so divided in the U.S. that people don’t care about each other anymore. Hopefully, in the near future, there will be changes so everyone can support and love each other.”
We are grateful that Randall took up our invitation to design a poster for the Sit In, Stand Up exhibition. It is always a thrill for us to work with young artists who are new to us and we are honored to amplify his voice for others to hear.
– Jordy Bowen, Yellow House Fellow
To access the Sit In, Stand Up exhibition to view other contributors and print off free downloads of all poster designs visit here.