My name is Rob Johnson. For my 18 years of employment prior to my role as an instructor in the Graphic Design Technology program here at M State, I was a pre-press artist at Knight Printing in Fargo, graphic artist & art director for CI Apparel in Fargo, graphic artist for USWest Dex in Fargo, and a regional graphics trainer for Dex Learning Center in Maple Grove. I've produced freelance projects for clients throughout the US, from Buffalo, N.Y., to Vashon Island, Wash. I've attained Adobe Expert Certification in past versions of Illustrator and Photoshop. My current and past opportunities cover design, offset print production, screen-printed and embroidered apparel, transit display advertising, and graphic software training & instruction. I've spent my professional life in this industry, so it comes naturally to me to share what I know with other individuals sharing the same twisted addiction to the combination of creativity, productivity, adherence to technical specifications, software proficiency and (above all) pressure. I willingly subscribe to the axiom: "The deadline is the ultimate inspiration."