The Short Of It (no pun intended)
Joan Johnson is a graphic artist working in the little town of Thurmond, N.C. (OK, it only has a tiny post office and a stop sign.) She specializes in websites, logos, printed material and people. Her down-home style makes it easy for clients to relate to her.
The Long Version
I grew up in furniture capital, Thomasville, N.C. The daughter of a convenient store owner and a freelance accountant. I joined the Navy in 1982 and became an Illustrator-Draftsman in Newport, R.I. (Man, was it cold!) I almost learned how to speak the language – or at least to understand it – so I stayed for 18 years at the Naval War College. While working for all those wonderful people from all over the world, I did two things that were life changing…I started Blue Ridge Graphics and got my first show collie. The combination has been amazing!
I left the cold and moved to Laurel Springs, N.C. then moved again (because I like to torture myself apparently) to Bristol, TN and finally landed in Thurmond, N.C. Been here since 2010 with the Man, 3 kids, 1 granddaughter and 10 show collies!
Lots of traveling before and after but the one thing that has always remained the same – my love for helping people.
My projects have come from a diverse group from Lockheed Martin to the pressure washer guy down the road and everything in between. So if you would like to create something great together just contact Joan – the short one – over there on the right!
Website accessibility is important to us. Blue Ridge Graphics is committed to facilitating the accessibility for people with disabilities. Blue Ridge Graphics will be implementing over time the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (“WCAG 2.0 AA”) as its web accessibility standard or other standards to the extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to all of our websites.
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular website represented on www.blueridgegraphics.com please contact Joan. If you encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the particular website and web page in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.