Margaret Johnson is Executive Creative Director and Associate Partner at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in journalism and mass communication, Margaret took a hard right and pursued an art direction degree at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA. Her first job was freelancing for a small advertising agency in Providence, Rhode Island called Leonard, Monahan, Lubars & Kelly where she cut her teeth on accounts like Polaroid and Keds tennis shoes.
A few months later, she decided to pack up and head for the Lone Star State. She took a job at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas where she worked on Id Software, creators of video games like “Doom” and “Quake.” She launched lots of games with imagery of monsters, screaming faces and dead bodies. She also produced work for Continental Airlines and Humvee (you know, Arnold Schwarzenegger drives one).
A couple years later, she received a call from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. She packed up and headed west again. In twelve years, she’s worked on just about every account in the building– Sonic, Häagen-Dazs, Logitech, Nintendo, Specialized, hp, Foster Farms and Budweiser, just to name a few.
When she’s not working, she enjoys running, kickboxing, movies and traveling. In 2008 she completed her first film, Dunkumentary, which was part of the Short Film Corner at Cannes.