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5 Reasons Flower Images Make You Feel Good

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Stop and smell the roses,” but did you know you can benefit from just looking...

6 Types of Nature Images with the Power to Heal

There’s no denying the healing power of nature, but as a society, we spend 90% of our time indoors, which...

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz Creating Soothing Healthcare Environments

Nature’s ever-changing color palette lends itself to limitless choices when it comes to choosing colors that support healing in healthcare...

5 Healthcare Design Trends for 2024 and Beyond

As the need for more hospitals and healthcare facilities specializing in both physical and mental wellness continues to grow, as...

Innovative Healthcare Design- The Power of Gathering: Takeaways from HCD 2023

It’s powerful when over 4,000 people gather in one place with a shared goal – healing.  This year’s Healthcare Design...

What Happens After We Take the Pictures?

Most people know Kurt Johnson Photography as a leading provider of nature images for healthcare environments.  And while that’s true,...

Introducing Layers. Artwork for Hospitals. Anything but Boring.

In the same way you don’t always want the exact same thing for breakfast, sometimes you want something different when...

How Local Nature Photographs Nurture Connections Between Health and the Natural World

As communities thrive and populations grow, the need for accessible and advanced healthcare facilities becomes more and more essential. And...

Seamless Wayfinding for UNMC’s Nebraska Medicine’s Village Pointe Clinic: A Case Study

In the same way, “no man is an island,” no one person or business is 100% responsible for the creation...

KJP Innovations: Seeing Nature in New Ways

At KJP, our art has a job to do.  And our specialty is helping you create solutions with nature art....

5 Ways Nature Images Improve Emergency Department Design

Art probably isn’t the first thing you think about when you imagine the emergency department at your local hospital.  But...

How to Put More Healing Power in Wayfinding

“I know exactly where I’m going.” - said no one in healthcare ever. Let’s face it.  Healthcare environments are often...

Good Things Come in Threes. Using Triptych Nature Art to Improve Outcomes

One of the primary goals when designing healthcare environments is creating calming atmospheres for patients.  Healing artwork should be a...

Designing Environments for Aging – 5 Types of Art That Engage the Senses of Seniors

Designing environments for aging means understanding older adults' physical, cognitive, and emotional needs. An extensive amount of research supports that...

Is Red the Dark Horse When it Comes to Choosing Colors for Healthcare Environments?

We’ve written before about the importance of choosing the right colors for healthcare environments.  And while blue is the go-to...

How to Improve Patient Outcomes With Nature’s Organic Patterns

Recovering from stress faster.  Feel-good sensations. Relaxed brainwaves.  These are all things healthcare and wellness environments consider when looking at...

Nebraska Hospital Association Offers Strategies to Improve Community Health

Access to quality healthcare is something we all need and deserve.  And hospitals and healthcare environments across Nebraska need access...

Improving Patient Care by Coming Together During The Kansas Hospital Association Convention

Earlier this month we got to be part of the Kansas Hospital Association’s annual convention and tradeshow. This year’s KHA...

The Importance of Local Healing – Kansas Nature Photography

Wide open farmland, fields of native grasses, and abundant, vibrant wildflowers are just some of the touchstones of the vast...

5 Best Types of Art for Healing

Are you designing a hospital or healthcare environment but aren’t sure which types are the best art for healing?   Do...

Small Town Albion, Nebraska Uses Nature Art to Invest in Community Wellness

Everyone loves a comeback story.  And that’s exactly what’s happening in the small town of Albion, Nebraska, population of 1,709....

Helping Patients Connect Through Visual Storytelling in Healthcare Design

Connection is at the heart of everything we do as humans, so it makes sense that enhancing those connections would...

Healing and Wayfinding For Healthcare Using Film on Glass

Film on glass is a great solution for healthcare design situations where you already have glass features within your environment...

Designing with Nature Imagery to Improve Outcomes in Behavioral Health

Designing behavioral health environments has come a long way, and using nature photographs to improve patient outcomes has become increasingly...

10 Things You Lose When Using Nature Photographs in Healthcare Environments

When we think about the benefits of biophilic design, it’s easy to count all the advantages of integrating nature into...

How Nature Art Motivates Patients During Recovery and Rehabilitation at New OrthoNebraska Clinic

“When the art went up on the walls, that’s when it felt like home . . . It kind of...

Bold Design Brings Colorful, Healing Nature Photography to Pediatrics Center

Omaha Pediatric Therapy in Omaha, Nebraska wanted to combine the healing power of nature photography with something colorful and happy...

Creative Wayfinding That Stands Out

At KJP, we don’t cut corners.  We WORK with them! Our newest wayfinding solution for Allina Health's United Hospital in...

Bringing Biophilic Design to Life with Koroseal Wallcoverings

Capturing stunning landscapes and breath-taking botanicals is only the first step in having them become part of biophilic design's healing...

Bringing the Healing Power of the Kansas Landscape to Healthcare Environments

Kansas is known as the Sunflower State because the weather conditions there make it ideal for growing those happy, iconic...

Healing Nature Images of Nebraska

Nebraska is known for its wide-open landscapes, midwestern wildlife, and dramatic skies.  It’s not just the heart of the country...

Creativity on Display at UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute

From the moment we got involved with The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, we knew it was going...

What Are You Looking at? (And Why it Matters!)

How do you feel when you look at this image?  Calm?  Comforted?  Hopeful? Countless studies show looking at images like this...

5 Ways DIRTT’s Cutting Edge Technology is Making a Big Splash in Healthcare Environments

We recently worked with DIRTT via AOI Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska on a brand-new healthcare facility for Methodist Physicians Clinic...

Large-scale Nature Images Make an Impact at Fairview Health Services’ New Clinic in River Falls, WI

Ever heard the saying, “Go big or go home?”  Well, that seemed to be the underlying theme of designer Ashley...

First Look: Methodist Physician’s Clinic Elkhorn

Pops of color and bold textures have been making an impression with patients and staff at one of our newest...

Making a Difference in Our Own Backyard – A Collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center

Being part of something you believe in feels good.  But you know the feeling you get when the work you...

Wait Much?

"“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty...

Had Enough of Winter Yet? Spring Nature Photographs to Inspire You on Cold, Dark Days

It’s -19 degrees in Omaha today and a winter storm continues to sweep across the country. We thought it would...

3 Ways We Can Help Your Healthcare Facility Succeed

Our primary goal at Kurt Johnson Photography is to help people by bringing the healing power of nature indoors. We...

If You’re Not Staring Out a Window Right Now . . .  Maybe You Should Be. 

Winter solstice has passed, the days are getting longer and nature will be coming back to life soon.  While nature...

Craziest. Year. Ever.

As crazy as this year has been, you made it.  Give yourself credit for showing up and getting things done,...

Presentation is Everything in Healthcare Design

We print our photos on lots of different substrates and have some wonderful, long-term partners, including Philip Frangenberg of Frameworks...

Our Gift to You This Election Day . . .

A visual distraction courtesy of Kurt Johnson Photography. It's election day.  Whether you already voted or are expecting to gather...

5 Reasons Glass is Gaining Popularity in Healthcare

It's 2020. Navigating life during a pandemic is the new norm, which means you’re faced with an environment that is...

Trouble Working from Home? We can Help.

As more of us settle into new work environments, whether it be extra safety measures in existing spaces or finding...

How Healthcare Facilities that Evolve Succeed

Effective healthcare environments are ones that become an extension of their communities and evolve based on the needs of those...

Do You Know How Much Time You Spend Indoors (And Why it Matters)??

90% of our time is spent indoors.* That’s a shocking amount of time, especially considering all the benefits of being...

Building Creativity Into Your Business Model

Time spent exploring is never wasted and, in the end, it just might be the thing that keeps you growing and moving forward.