Coffee + Conversation with André Johnson

About the Event

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, at 10 AM for Coffee + Conversation with André Johnson. André will be discussing “Finding Your Creative Rhythm.” From new to experienced design professionals, this conversation will have you contemplating your design journey and what it means to hone your skills. Don’t forget to bring your sketch or notebook!  

Enjoy delicious coffee or a mimosa, light breakfast foods, and design-centered discussion. 

About André Johnson 

As a multi-faceted Creative Director and working artist, André stays busy developing brands and driving creative initiatives for companies both large and small. In his 19+ years of experience, he’s been very fortunate to work on a variety of projects that have historically and positively shaped the communities he loves. 


As an only child growing up in Oklahoma City, André knew at an early age that he wanted to create things for a living. He would often draw and get lost in his imagination, sharing his wonky ideas along the way. Today, André considers himself to be one of the “lucky ones.” His passion for visual storytelling has only grown and developed into a career that has allowed him to generate wonderful partnerships and create meaningful work that will undoubtedly outlast him. 

However, like most, André’s journey to today wasn’t guided. He had to find his way in a space that had little to no representation for him. While navigating through this lack of diversity, André would develop a heightened motivation and determination to excel.  


André hopes to see the creative and advertising industry become more diverse and inclusive over the next 5-10 years. He encourages all the beautifully–colorful minds who still don’t feel included to find your value — then own it; surround yourself with inspiration; always try to see things for what they can be — not just for what they are; and stay humble during the process. 

When & Where
Sat, May 20, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220