Elena Johnston is an artist and illustrator in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in Illustration and MA in Art Education from Maryland Institute, College of Art, with a focus on painting. Her thesis focused on the intersection between contemporary art practices and creative behaviors. She is interested in illustration, fine art, and design, and how these often separate creative practices can coincide in harmony within her practice. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, in addition to curatorial experience. In 2008 she published a compendium on Music Poster Art in 2008 entitled, Paper Kingdom. In 2014 she was selected as a Sondheim Semi-Finalist. Notable clients include Twin Magazine, Habitat Skateboards, Future Islands, Beach House, Maryland Film Festival, and Rhapsody x SXSW.