McKenna Ryan Johnson

Design that draws you in.

Designer, journalist, and creator. I am passionate about the journalism world and specialize in designing newspaper and magazine covers, page layout,  and graphic illustrations. 

Current projects

  • Design Editor at Montana Kaimin newspaper

Past projects

  • Art Director of Byline Magazine, The Healers Issue, University of Montana School of Journalism capstone project
  • Design and Layout editor, and nonfiction board member, of The Oval, Vol. XV, University of Montana's undergraduate literary magazine
  • Designed a copy-editing style guide for the 2022 edition of University of Montana's Native News Honors Project, as part of a News Editing course

About Me

Currently designing from the western mountains of Montana, USA, I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin before moving to Boise, Idaho for high school and later Missoula, Montana to attend the University of Montana (UM). 

At UM, I am studying journalism, French, dance, media arts and global leadership. I am a Provost Honors Scholar with the Davidson Honors College, and a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Franke Global Leadership Initiative. 

I spend my free time hiking, dancing, reading and writing. 

Samples included in portfolio may not include all published or unpublished work in a category.

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Let's talk.

My inbox is always open. Contact me at:

mrj@drycreek.me