Yale Printing & Publishing Services

There and Back Again: Peter Johnson

YPPS’s Senior Designer, Peter Johnson, retired this month. He will be truly missed by all.Peter has had a rich history here at Yale. After entering as a freshman in 1962, he went on to earn his undergraduate degree, and by 1980 had earned two Master of Fine Arts degrees at Yale as well in photography and graphic design. During this period, Peter served four years in the Marines, with a tour in Vietnam.He ran his own business for the next 15 years. Then one day, by chance, he met  John Gambell, a classmate from Yale’s  graphic design MFA program. John had recently been appointed Yale University Printer. He invited Peter to pick up some freelance work from RIS, where Peter was eventually hired full-time .Reunited with his alma mater, Peter immediately began shaping the next chapter of his career. RIS grew into YPPS, moving into state-of-the-art facilities in Science Park. And the rest was history! Peter enthusiastically states “Yale Printing and Publishing Services has been the highlight of my career.”We here at YPPS are honored to have worked with Peter, and we hope our clients have enjoyed his talents as well.As Peter retires and moves on to his next stage of interests— writing a book, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, resuming his passion for photography, cycling with a New Haven group—we wish him the best of luck!