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Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson
Title: Assistant Professor

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Digital Arts, Adobe Creative Cloud


Dan Johnson is a digital artist, having worked for years as an art director, illustrator, animator, and digital visual effects artist. He has worked on effects for film and TV, including as a digital paint artist on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor and taught computer graphics at various Northern California locations before moving to Georgia. As a digital artist with a traditional media background, he is largely self-taught and now shares his experience and techniques gained through years of trial and error. Dan graduated from Brigham Young University in 1996 with a B.F.A. in Illustration. He mainly teaches digital art classes, including Intro to Computer Graphics, Digital Visual Effects, Digital Illustration, Intro to Graphic Design, and History of Digital Art. During the summer, he often teaches figure drawing.

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Computer Graphics
  • Digital Visual Effects
  • Digital Illustration
  • Intro to Graphic Design
  • History of Digital Art
  • Figure Drawing


  • B.F.A., Illustration, Brigham Young University, 1996

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