Helen Lafaye Johnson

Helen Johnson, Web Designer

Back Story

Helen majored in Russian and Sociology at Wake Forest University and graduated in 1997. When she was in college in the early nineties, web design and development were in their infancy, so she didn’t realize that this is what I wanted to do for a career. Fortunately, she was able to have post-college job experiences at the YMCA of the USA, Lexington Medical Center, McEntire Produce, and The Blencowe Group that allowed me to tinker with building websites and designing graphics. In 2002, she graduated from USC’s Moore School Business with an International MBA, which gave her rich experiences living, studying, and working internationally.


For the last six years since she founded the company, Helen has grown HLJ Creative’s client base, scope of services offered, and network of web professionals. By developing strategic relationships with other web development companies as well as talented programmers, online marketers, and fellow designers, she has been able to grow the business while continuing to provide high quality work.