About Me

My name is CJ Johnson. I'm the CEO and co-founder of Januel+Johnson (J+J). When I'm not running my business and helping brands kick-ass with awareness, I'm navigating the waters of life with my beautiful family and friends. 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 over 60+ successful businesses (from all industries) and continue my personal goal of inspiring YOU to chase after their dreams.

Among other accolades, I have been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Vice, and more. 

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RECENT HONORS/AWARDS 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   SCREENWRITING //  Semi-Finalist - Austin Film Festival (2012) Semi-Finalist - Page Screenwriting Awards (2012) Top 15 Finalist - Screamfest LA Writing Competition (2010) Honorable Mention: Drexel University High School Ten-Page Screenplay Contest (2001)   STARRING, WRITING, DIRECTING, PRODUCING //  Book Mention - Horror Film Aesthetics: The Visual Language of Fear Official Selection: LA Web Fest (Venice Boulevard, 2011) Top 15 Finalist - Screamfest LA Writing Competition (2010) Official Selection: Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival (Venice Boulevard, 2010) Official Selection: Montevideo (Uruguay) Fantastic Film Festival (Creepers, 2010) Best of Screening: Canada World Horror Con (Creepers, 2009) Best of Show &1st Place - Horror: Consestoga International Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Best Sci-Fi Short & Best Editing Nominee: Terror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Best Cinematography Nominee: So Cal Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Official Selection: BHERC 15th Annual Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Dragon *Con Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Fixion Sars Chile Horror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) South African Horror Fest (Creepers, 2008) The Severed Head Horror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Shockerfest International Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Cincinnati Horror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008) Finalist: IFC-Scion Web Series Challenge (Venice Boulevard, 2008) Honorable Mention: Tabloid Witch Awards (Creepers, 2008 & The Signal, 2007) Winner: BET Ya Heard? Independent Music Video Contest (Motherless Child, 2007)   PHOTOGRAPHY //  Snapwire Brand Ambassador - As an Brand Ambassador, I am considered a distinguished photographer on Snapwire. All of my photos are considered for the Snapwire Premium Collection - a collection of amazing photos that are offered to image buyers and eventually get exposure on other major stock photo libraries. Also, I have the ability to launch and run my own photo challenges that engages followings outside of Snapwire. VSCO "With Honor" - Dozens of my photos have been highlighted and chosen for VSCO users.

RECENT HONORS/AWARDS

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

 

SCREENWRITING // 

Semi-Finalist - Austin Film Festival (2012)

Semi-Finalist - Page Screenwriting Awards (2012)

Top 15 Finalist - Screamfest LA Writing Competition (2010)

Honorable Mention: Drexel University High School Ten-Page Screenplay Contest (2001)

 

STARRING, WRITING, DIRECTING, PRODUCING // 

Book Mention - Horror Film Aesthetics: The Visual Language of Fear

Official Selection: LA Web Fest (Venice Boulevard, 2011)

Top 15 Finalist - Screamfest LA Writing Competition (2010)

Official Selection: Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival (Venice Boulevard, 2010)

Official Selection: Montevideo (Uruguay) Fantastic Film Festival (Creepers, 2010)

Best of Screening: Canada World Horror Con (Creepers, 2009)

Best of Show &1st Place - Horror: Consestoga International Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Best Sci-Fi Short & Best Editing Nominee: Terror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Best Cinematography Nominee: So Cal Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Official Selection: BHERC 15th Annual Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Dragon *Con Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Fixion Sars Chile Horror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

South African Horror Fest (Creepers, 2008)

The Severed Head Horror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Shockerfest International Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Cincinnati Horror Film Festival (Creepers, 2008)

Finalist: IFC-Scion Web Series Challenge (Venice Boulevard, 2008)

Honorable Mention: Tabloid Witch Awards (Creepers, 2008 & The Signal, 2007)

Winner: BET Ya Heard? Independent Music Video Contest (Motherless Child, 2007)

 

PHOTOGRAPHY // 

Snapwire Brand Ambassador - As an Brand Ambassador, I am considered a distinguished photographer on Snapwire. All of my photos are considered for the Snapwire Premium Collection - a collection of amazing photos that are offered to image buyers and eventually get exposure on other major stock photo libraries. Also, I have the ability to launch and run my own photo challenges that engages followings outside of Snapwire.

VSCO "With Honor" - Dozens of my photos have been highlighted and chosen for VSCO users.

RECENT HONORS/AWARDS