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Kaye Lee Johnston
Web & Graphic Designer, LSA Student Academic Affairs
Kaye Lee Johnston
Web & Graphic Designer,
LSA Student Academic Affairs
Author: Gail B. Kuhnlein, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Photographer: Esther Eppele, Psychology Department
Kaye Lee Johnston has been with the University for five years, all of which have been as the web and graphic designer for the Office of Student Academic Affairs. “It is through her art work that so many elements of this wonderful college are given a face,” said colleague David R. Smith.
“I am continually amazed and impressed with how quickly she can create a beautiful design,” said Susan Gass who cites Johnston’s creativity in both her design and approach to problems.
“Whenever you create a design, everyone has an opinion about it,” said Gass. “Kaye spends a lot of time changing and tweaking designs to try to make everyone happy with it. This takes good design skills but also a great deal of patience.”
Through Kaye’s talented visual designs, communication among students, staff, and faculty of the college has been greatly enhanced, noted Smith. He also added that Johnston works extremely well and effectively not only with the large staff of LSA Academic Advising but with countless other units and departments across the college.
Since she joined the department, “Kaye has created engaging, captivating visual images in many different mediums that give a dynamic and engaging face to the many events, programs and publications that are produced for the LSA Academic Advising Center and for the college as a whole,” Smith said.
“Without a doubt, Kaye’s professional attitude, ability to handle multiple projects at once, and visual and artistic skills have directly contributed to the success of such key programs as the First-Year Orientation, the LSA Concentration Fair, the opening of the refashioned Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, numerous LSA Bulletins, and countless other publications and web-based sources that routinely are used by the students, staff and faculty of LSA,” according to Smith. “Kaye never waivers under the pressure of mounting deadlines and is always a pleasure to work with.”
Philip J. Gorman, director of advising technology and Johnston’s supervisor, said, “Her work is bold, expressive, appealing and highly creative, and her designs have greatly enhanced the attractiveness and effectiveness of our Web and print materials.”
A few years ago, Johnston was asked to design LSA’s Theme Semester Web site. The Dean’s Office was so impressed by the quality of her work and her flexibility and openness to suggestions that she designs the sites each year.
Susan TePaske-King likes how Johnston puts her creative stamp on everything she works on.
“She sets the highest standards for herself and does work that is eye-catching and gorgeous and always has people saying, ‘Who DID that? It’s beautiful!’” said Louise Fryemann. “She has a fantastic eye for original use of color/design and is particularly tuned in to what will catch the attention of students.”
“Just as important, we laugh a lot, so all of our collaborations are a huge amount of fun,” added Louise.
In her free time, Kaye enjoys drawing and painting and spending time with her husband. She also likes to stay fit with exercise and aerobics. She is a creative person with a genuinely fun personality which is what makes her such a joy to work with.
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