Dogtowne Design is an award winning digital design agency with offices on Maui and in San Diego. Established in 2001, Dogtowne Design has emerged to become a premiere digital design and marketing firm specializing in package design, website design/development, SEO, logo design and branding for print and digital. Dogtowne also offers full video production; filming, scripting and editing for digital campaigns including documentary, interviews, music videos, and brand films.
Founder/CEO – Dogtowne Design
Partner – Cannawise
Scott Johnson – Founder/CEO – Dogtowne Design — Creative Director; Web Developer; Illustrator; App Developer; Filmmaker; Video Editor; Event Producer; Conceptual Dreamer and Innovator!!! Scott is an award winning graphic designer and creative marketer running his studio with a focus on the music industry (but not limited to). Scott has designed over 900 albums and has created specialty music packaging and promotional materials with clients such as Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald, Willie K, Willie Nelson, HAPA, Rick Vito, Kealii Reichel, Ledward Kaapana, Paula Fuga, Eric Melvin from NOFX the Doobie Brothers and many more. He’s handled all aspects of promotional content as well as International Product Launch/campaigns/strategy for musicians and concert tours. Scott has art directed and re-designed numerous publications in Hawaii, including being the developer and publisher of Hitched on Maui, which was the first App based magazine in the state of Hawaii to launch on iTunes and Google Play. He also produces and co-produces large events, handling print and digital design, video, marketing and media buys, radio scripting and coordinating all aspects of live music production.
Partner – Brand Cultivator / Cannawise – Scott is also partner and co-creative director at Cannawise; a full-service Cannabis creative agency. We create compelling brands, storytelling and strategy; campaigns, digital experiences, and retail product launch. We deliver market share for our clients in the B2B/B2C cannabis economy, and awareness for cannabis advocacy organizations and institutions. Offices in San Francisco, San Diego and Maui.
We are bestselling authors, journalists, ad execs, campaign creators, copywriters, storytellers, product developers, art/creative directors, coders, app developers, filmmakers, and digital media/branded content pioneers.
- Medical & recreational cannabis
- Nonprofits and for profits
- Activism in the environmental and social justice fields
- Retail consumer goods and brands
- Product design and packaging
- Beauty and personal care
- Technology, business development, and startups
- Small businesses, women-owned businesses
- Magazines, book publishers, and news agencie
- Music and entertainment industry
- Government and public works
Scott entered the cannabis space years ago working with the likes of legendary glass artists “Jerome Baker” as well as being the creative director and digital media creator for Ganjafest the first cannabis festival in Hawai‘i that was an educational music event about the benefits of cannabis. But most importantly cannabis was his savior for dealing with my cancer, and he brings all of his talent and ability to support the benefits of this plant by supporting and elevating the business community behind it.
Co-Founder/App Developer/Creative Director Polyphonic Industries — A digital media company producing apps, commercials, brand films, music videos, 360VR content and digital marketing campaigns and magazines, for hotels, restaurants, events, chefs and musicians. Responsible for creating the first-to-market multi-platform magazine apps with ‘Real Weddings Hawai‘i’ and ‘Hitched on Maui.’ Created the first B2B resort app for the Kaanapali Beach and Resort Association called “Kaanapali”
Digital Media Director and Marketing Director, Maui Tribe —‘Uncle Willie K’s BBQ Bluesfest’ (Blues festival on Maui, featuring legends such as Billy Gibbons, Taj Mahal, Steven Tyler, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Mick Fleetwood and more). Deliverables: commercials, design and art direction, radio and TV scripting, show merch, documentary filming.
Producer/Director/Founder of ‘Hawaiian Bluesman’ — a feature documentary about Willie K and Hawaii’s influence on Americana Blues.
Art Director — Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine (2014 – 2018) —James Beard award winning magazine redesign and quarterly design.
Award Winner — 2-Time Na hoku Hanohano Award winner for album cover design; 18 nominations (Hawaii’s equivalent to the Grammys) – Pele award for “excellence in packaging design”
App Design – Developer and content creator for Hawaii Golf App, Hitched on Maui App, Real Weddings Hawaii App, and Soundcheck Hawaii App, Maui Cane Burning App and a destination travel app called Kaanapali.
First to Market Event Creator — Uncle Willie K BBQ Bluesfest, Ganjafest, Zeptember (Co-creator of Annual Led Zeppelin tribute show that raises money for charity), In the Flesh (a one man version of Pink Floyds The Wall, with synchronized lights and stage set) WedTech Maui; the first Wedding and Technology conference on Maui, WedTech Maui garnered over one million impressions in social media, and was acknowledged by the governor of Hawaii, with partners such as Virgin Airlines and The Royal Lahaina Resort.
Digital Content and Commercials — Royal Lahaina Resort; Produced and directed three commercials that aired internationally during US vs Germany Tennis Championship. Filmed, edited and produced commercials yearly for the Uncle Willie K BBQ Bluesfest which aired statewide in Hawaii.
Speaker — Maui Music Tech, Wedtech Summit San Francisco, and Wedtech Summit Maui, 10x10 Stem Challenge with Maui Economic Development.