Melissa Lee Johnson

Poster Design

 

Maptacular Poster

“Maptacular” is a project by Milwaukee County Parks to reimagine the park maps. There are over 150 parks in the Milwaukee County Parks system, each with their own distinct character; so they’ve teamed up with local artists, designers and illustrators to create parks maps, each in their own distinctive artistic styles. I illustrated Estabrook Park, which features a dog park, picnic areas, a disc golf course, a playground, a beer garden, a skate park, and more.

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Riverwest Fem Fest Posters

For the past three years, I’ve donated a poster to Riverwest Fem Fest. What’s Fem Fest It’s pretty badass;

Riverwest FemFest is a community music and arts festival celebrating the powerful and positive impact we can have on each other and the community around us. Founded in 2015, we celebrate the empowerment that comes with surrounding yourself with people who push you to push yourself. We celebrate through music, visual arts, poetry, and comedy. We not only celebrate the feminine impact within our own community, but we also aim to celebrate, empower, and provide platforms for those who have been historically left out of creative spaces. FemFest is a fundraiser! All proceeds from FemFest go towards organizations within The City of Milwaukee that aim to help and protect women and families. 2018 festival beneficiaries are Courage MKE, Casa Maria, and The Milwaukee Women's Center, a division of Community Advocates that houses and supports men, women, and children dealing with domestic violence, mental health issues, and substance abuse.

 
 
 

 

Company Brewing “Sours & Stouts” Poster

“Sours & Stouts” is a tap takeover hosted by Company Brewing and the Milwaukee Craft Brewery League. My illustration features the interior of Company Brewing (that chevron wall though!), a Cool Girl™, and about 72 beers.