Edward E. Johnson, BFA ’69

Edward E. Johnson passed away February 15, 2019.

Edward E. Johnson, 77, died on February 15th, 2019. He was born in Chicago at Martha Washington Hospital on November 15, 1941. After graduating Carl Schurz High School in Chicago, Ed was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. Upon release from active duty, he entered UIC on the GI Bill, worked as the night manager of the UIC Student Union, and graduated with the third undergraduate class in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Design. He eventually moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington where he had a very successful career in advertising. He was elected as chairman of the Promotional Products Association for a four-year term.