Meet the award-winning content creator, Google Policy Leader, author, and GQ Insider CJ Johnson. Johnson’s purpose is to inspire and empower.
We discussed his style essentials, passion, and his Sickys choice: The S8 Grey Tortoise.
Who is CJ Johnson?
I'm a man on a mission to empower and inspire as many people as I can. CJ Johnson is an award-winning content creator, entrepreneur, author, speaker and Internet personality. Best known for a being a prominent millennial voice and his work in digital marketing and social media, former digital agency, J+J. He has helped over 100+ startups to Fortune 500 companies all around the world find success and reach new heights. Among other accolades, CJ has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Vice, and more. When he’s not helping brands and fellow creatives take things to another level, he’s traveling around the world on globetrotting adventures and spreading daily creative inspiration to his social audience. CJ is also a GQ Insider and Google Next-Gen Policy Leader, contributing his influence to social change, bridging the gap between technology and education for content creators and low-income areas in the United States. Based in Los Angeles, California.
Describe your style
It's a little all over the place but I guess it's primarily street style. I always ask myself three questions: Will this be comfortable to wear? Will I look good in this? What's the brand reputation?
Favorite Designers / Blogger
I'm a big fan of Zara Men, Golf Wang, John Varvatos, Off White, Adidas
One fashion trend you’ll never follow
I'm not big on those large puffy pants. You know, those MC Hammer style type pants that seem to be making a resurgence. Hard pass.
Hot Spots - Go to Destinations The beach.
Anywhere in the world, the ocean is always my prime destination.
I drink a bottle of water, lift weights, meditate, write down three challenges and brainstorm ways to overcome them, and then I take a cold shower. Off to the races after that.
Coachella I'm either the person at the very front of the stage at a festival or watching from the comforts of somewhere indoors... with great company and lots of wine.
I would never leave home without…
My cell phone
What’s the last text you sent?
Oh, we out here for sure.
The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on...
Food... and drinks, LOL
When it comes to influencers, people don’t realize...
How much strategy and thought goes into every detail of a creative project and social post
Quote you live by...
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." It's tattooed on my arm.
Friends. I once participated in a Friends Trivia Game and I beat everyone with my superior knowledge of that loveable sitcom.
The most exciting person I’ve ever met was... and who you’d love to meet
I lost my shit when I met Bruce Willis, that guy was a true superstar. I'd love to meet Barack Obama.
Something people don’t know about me
I used to play the violin and I used to speak German before I spoke English.
Beauty essentials include…
One thing I’ve never done but would love to do is…
Ride a motorcycle across a desert landscape during a sunrise.
The greatest life advice I’ve ever received was...
The most painful moments of failure in your life are the greatest learning lessons life has to offer and will only make you better for learning them.
What does Sicky mean to you?
Sicky represents California beach vibes to me
How does Sicky eyewear make you feel?
When I wear Sicky sunglasses I feel like a black Steve McQueen