Hey, I’m Shawn Johnston

Web designer, WordPress developer, husband, father of two and the Founder at Forge and Smith.

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Globalfaces Direct

It is very rare in life when you meet a group of individuals that are so talented and decisively great at what they do, that all you can really do is sit back, relax and be thankful that you are where you are. This is how Globalfaces feels about Forge and Smith.

Jordan Nott – VP of Creative Strategy at Globalfaces Direct

Strictly Speaking

Why listen to Shawn speak?

Shawn is a local design maven, disrupting the digital space with earnest experience, purposeful strategy and pragmatic solutions. His talks in the business and digital community are both influential, compelling, and easy to apply in everyday digital life.

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Like many, I brave the highs and lows of running a business. Here are some of my observations, learnings and thoughts on entrepreneurship...

 We love that @brickandmortarliving is right around the corner! This little guy completes our office #christmastree
 Designer Damian exploring @van_biennale #BlueTrees just across the street from our #newwest office!
 Our #SocialMedia #Strategist is tormenting us with pics of #Hawaii… ✈️⛱⚒ @forgeandsmith postcard on the beach. Safe travels Pam!
 Screen capture from @sweetgeorgia website just launched! Experience unapologetic colour: www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com ⚒