The Power of Passion: Charlie Johnson’s Journey from Student to Business Owner

July 4, 2022

ICC Student 2008-09 (Graphic Design) 
Owner at CJ Signs

Tell us about the career path that led you to your current job.  

I started my business in my parent’s basement. Eventually, I moved into my old shop. 

How did ICC shape your future or help you attain your professional goals?  

I was able to further my graphic design education. I gained a lot of skills and knowledge through the graphics program, which enabled me to do more complex vehicle graphics and signs. 

What advice would you give current students at ICC to succeed?  

Find something you are passionate about, stick with it, and create value for others. Work on building relationships with your fellow students and your professors.