Dan Johnson (1935-2009)
Dan Johnson was an instructor at the School of Advertising Art in Kettering, Ohio, and president of a leading design studio, Art Direction, for more than 17 years. He was the recipient of an international CLIO and fifteen Hermes awards from AAF - Dayton and was awarded the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal for lifetime achievement.
Dan was also a friend and mentor. Students who had the honor of having Dan as an instructor loved him, as did those who had the opportunity to work with him. The School of Advertising Art and the family of Dan Johnson created the Daniel E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship. This tuition award is presented to an incoming first-year student who reflects excellence in both design and general academics. Our hope is to be able to make a sizable contribution to this year’s fund with the proceeds from the sale of Print It Forward shirts and prints.