Angela Johnson


Incubator Visionary
Community Builder
Apparel Entrepreneur Consultant


Years In The Industry

  • 26

Past Career Moves

  • X-Large Manufacturing, LLC
  • X-Girl
  • Antigua
  • Angela Johnson Design
  • Arizona State University
  • Mesa Community College
  • Art Institute of Phoenix
  • Collins College
  • New School for the Arts & Academics
  • LabelHorde
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Speaker)

Favorite Fashion Designer

  • Iris Van Herpen
  • Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Comme des Garcon
  • Alexander McQueen

Awards / Accolades

  • Business Community Impact Award | Downtown Tempe
  • Outstanding Women in Business | Phoenix Business Journal
  • Fast Lane Award |AZ Bio
  • Fashion Humanitarian | The Garment League
  • Sustainability Award | ASU President Michael Crowe
  • Disability Award/Employee of the Year | City of Tempe Mayor
  • Athena Award Finalist | Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program Award | AZ Department of Environmental Quality
  • Rising Star | Fashion Group International of Arizona
  • Artist of the Year | Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Chairman’s Committee
  • Best Local Fashion Designer | Arizona Foothills
  • Chicest Local Designer | 944 Magazine

What motivates you to work in your industry?

  • I started my a career in fashion design because I thought that was my passion. It wasn't until I started teaching and helping others pursue their own fashion dreams that I realized where my passion really lies. Helping others turn their design ideas into manufacturable products and profitable businesses is my true calling.