This website is a personal blog and gathering place for my creative endeavors. If you are interested in my main business—graphic design—please visit my portfolio website at Gail Johnston Design. Otherwise, take a look around and read a post or two.
BACKGROUND: With a B.F.A. in Communication Arts, I began my career in the New York City world of advertising and design. After four thrilling years with clients that include ABC, Club Med, Cunard Cruiselines, and Bloomingdale’s, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and landed a job at a fast-paced ad agency which made me feel like I never left Manhattan. Three years later, I founded my own graphic design and advertising business where I served numerous and diverse clients in Silicon Valley and beyond. Presently, the bulk of my work comes from two wonderful clients who keep me going at full capacity: The Wine Group and Sutter Health. I’m grateful to be able to do what I love to do: design, write, and be creative.
About every 5 years, I author a book. My first book, A Rumor of Angels, coauthored with my sister, Jill Rabideau, was published by Random House. Next came The Wish, The Wait, and The Wonder, published by HarperSanFrancisco. During the recession, I became passionate about the health benefits of volunteering and gave a year of my life to The Social Cause Diet: Filling Up With Satisfying Acts of Service, published by Cupola Press. My latest book, Creative Cues From the Cat, is as much about creativity as it is about cats. All these titles can be found on Amazon, as well as other popular online book sellers. Enjoy!