Chris Johnson of Out of the Dust Designs is a freelance artist in Placerville, California. He is self-taught and continues to push the boundaries of his art by mixing mediums and techniques to create unique pieces. Chris works in acrylic and watercolor paints, graphite, ink and even wood. Often focusing on his love of comics, anime, manga, sci-fi and fantasy, his goal is to create fantastical imagery and splendiferous nerdery for all to enjoy.
Chris' story has been published in several local newspapers including the Sparks Tribune and the Reno Gazette Journal and he has been recognized for bringing his Christian faith into his work and business model by donating 10% or more of all his art profits to local charities and donating pieces to local causes. Most notably, Awaken, Inc., which helps stem the tide of human trafficking in Northern Nevada and Doors to Recovery, a Nevada program aimed to help people recover from the struggles of addiction.