Art serves as the catalyst that wrestles comprehension from the sociopolitical and cultural shifts of each era. My degree in Visual Arts provided the foundation for this exploration. As a curator, I have experience executing the entire cycle of event facilitation from communications, graphics, e-mail, websites, and social media, to physical onsite coordination of exhibits.
I recently completed mounting an exhibit - Adaptations - with sculptor Helene Brandt.
This summer I will oversee the gallery debut of two completely different – but exciting – artists. I am accustomed to extremely detailed research and believe it compulsory in order to provide context.
In all endeavors, I revel in the seamless integration of content and design. During my eight-year tenure at HarperCollins Publishers, I implemented and developed all business and process requirements for the E-mail newsletter division within the Internet Development Group. Upon my departure, the E-newsletter subscriber base had increased from 4,000 to over 450,000. Past experience as a video and news producer enables me to quickly concept creative projects and my background in graphic design has enabled me to skillfully orchestrate content on the web. My abiding love of creativity means that my comfort zone kicks in when the stakes are seriously challenging. I live to implement design and functional enhancements and solve operational issues and can liaise with all levels of an organizational structure, including directors, editorial, creative, business, marketing, and IT.
"Ms. Johnstone clearly understands planning horizons, resource identification and resource allocation, sources of organizational funding, competitive industry analysis, regulatory influences, current and projected economic factors, and top management buy-in. Her detailed explanation of how the limitations and constraints of server technology, software and network control protocols were addressed and overcome were an insightful window into how creativity, adaptability, flexibility, determination, and intuition come into play in the development of both strategic goals and the development of strategic plans."
-- Jordon Kaplan, Director, M.S., M.B.A., Human Resource Management Program, Associate Professor of Managerial Science, Long Island University
Specialization is for insects:"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."– Robert A. Heinlein