My name is CJ Johnson.
Born in Memphis TN and Army Brat raised everywhere, I graduated from the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles and have been in Los Angeles ever since.
I’m an award-winning photographer and content creator, co-founder of J+J (listed as one of the Top 50 Digital Agencies in Los Angeles), a GQ Insider, and well-known “Branding Guru". I'm recognized for my contributions and authority in leadership, creativity, and social media marketing. I've helped over 100+ startups to Fortune 500 companies all around the world find success and reach new heights. I'm based out of Los Angeles, California but you wouldn't guess it with the amount of time I spend traveling around the world. I was introduced to my current career as the startup movement and YouTube generation reshaped the industries of the world, my creative works attracted a large millennial audience. Using my professional entertainment skills, I adapted quickly to the changing innovative landscapes by breaking down racial barriers and becoming a strong voice in the Silicon Beach movement.
After successful ventures consulting and overseeing marketing/publicity for several on-demand mobiles apps and startups, I went on to pursue my entrepreneurial passion by creating J+J. Since creating J+J, I have has overseen creative campaigns and consultations for successful businesses (from all industries) and continue my personal goal of inspiring people to chase after their dreams.
Most importantly, I'm just a humble passenger thankful for this special gift called "life". I'm a proud father, brother, and son. I have an amazing network of family, friends, and supporters. Like you, I've faced failures, heartache, and loss. But, through perseverance, determination, and hard-work I've seen what the other side looks like.
Currently, I am working with Google as a Next Gen Policy Leader, trying to help make a difference by contributing to initiatives to help bring technology and education to content creators and low income areas in the United States.
I also have an affinity for gummy bears and used to be a “stud” on an MTV Reality TV show… I’m full of fun facts.
HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Google Next Gen Policy leader
Guest Speaker at the Authentic Marketing Conference at Microsoft
Guest Panelist at Digital LA Social Media Week
Guest Lecturer at General Assembly Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles locations
Host of 1st Annual Timmy Award Presented by Tech In Motion
Co-Host of the Tech in LA Panel Presented by Tech in Motion
SEO and Social Media Marketing Certified
Keynote Speaker at WeWork Blogger Network