College for Creative Studies: Product Design
This 40-year professional journey began with extensive commercial illustration work mixed with fine art commissions. His specialty was highly detailed India ink (Rapidograph) and colored pencil fantasy art. As a Consumer Electronics product designer, he established PrecisionPower, Lightning Audio, Esoteric Audio and IXOS as global brands and helped launch Sirius Satellite Radio into CE as well. As a freelance consultancy with offices in Changping China and Detroit, MJ Design includes Best Buy, Systemax, Honeywell, Sony, Proforma, Target, T-Mobile, Hama, Kenwood, Clarion and others among its client list for product, packaging and marketing services. Currently MJ is Senior Industrial Designer at The Oakwood Group in Dearborn Michigan, a Tier 2 automotive supplier for luxury car audio metal interior trim and safety impact systems. Additionally, their VICONIC Military and Sporting divisions provide blast and impact safety products.
Product Design for consumer electronics
Packaging and marketing for Consumer Electronics
Recently, Johnson completed a series of etchings and automotive-themed digital prints. One of these was a large-scale commission for the flagship Starbucks Troy, MI location. Some of these are also on display in the Farmington Hills, MI City Hall and the Woodward Warehouse in Royal Oak.