GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
"Everyday holds an opportunity to make something great. Attitude determines success."
Johanna Westby is a Visual Artist and Illustrator originally from Elliot Lake, now living in Sudbury. Her traditional and digital illustration primarily focuses on high detail, pattern, and vivid colour contrasts to incite movement and visual interest. She has worked with clients whose needs have ranged from corporate identity, editorial layout, poster design and other facets of graphic design and illustration.
Johanna is a graduate of the Art Fundamentals program at Sheridan College, and the Graphic Design program at Cambrian College, and currently teaches Art and Design Fundamentals, Graphic Design, and Design and Visual Arts at Cambrian College in Sudbury.
Awards and Achievements
2016 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Award
Very honoured to receive the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Sudbury. The award is a project of the Sudbury Arts Council in collaboration with Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS).
2010 - present
2010 - present
2014 SD-A Award
Juror's Selection: Andrew Kuzyk BID, RGD, ACIDO
2012 SD-A Award
Juror's Selection: Jean-Pierre Lacroix
"The work by Johanna Westby for the book The Day I Went Fishing on Lake Wanapitei was very inspiring and well executed. Johanna created an illustration style that carried throughout the book, it was colorful, imaginative and communicated the theme extremely well. I liked the bold use of colours, the integration of typography in a fun and unique approach and the ease of reading the entire booklet."
2012 Nominated for the President’s Medal Award
"Johanna is an enthusiastic professional both in her teaching and artistic life. Based on her high level of performance, we have developed a trust in her as a teacher, an artist, and a person."
- Louise Gervais
2014–2017 R.G.D. Member
(Registered Graphic Designer)
"The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is a hub for the graphic design community, promoting knowledge sharing, continuous learning, research, advocacy and mentorship. We work to establish professional standards, best practices and innovative thinking within our industry and beyond."
2008–2013, 2014-2015 Board Member - Sudbury Design Society
Acting as Secretary, Second VP, First VP, Advisor, and Director
"Sudbury Design Society is a member-based non-profit organization working to raise the value and visibility of design in Greater Sudbury."
2000-present Professional Artist and Illustrator
Exhibited original work professionally in various shows and galleries throughout Ontario.