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Tony Johnson

illustration of Editorial illustration to accompany an essay for The New Fatherhood - about the experience of isolating away from family after testing positive with covid. - coronavirus, covid19, vaccination, isolation, ill, bed, alone, family, father, parenting.
illustration of Editorial illustration for an article about the power of meditation: 

“Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream”.
illustration of Editorial Illustration for The New fatherhood, about the challenges and experiences as a new mum in a two-mum family.

“The language we use everyday is still very much wrapped up in a rigid Mum/Dad binary. If you’re not a Mum then—by default—you must be a Dad...
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood about the power of habits and incremental change.

“All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that habit sprouts and grows stronger roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us, and the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.” - @jamesclear
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood about the post-pandemic baby boom and the finest advice from The New Fatherhood community. Art Gallery, Fathers, Parents, Art, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtq, Dad, baby, diversity, pride.
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood about the unbundling of work and identity, and the search for purpose.

“The goals of that first mountain are normal goals that our culture endorses—to be a success... then something happens. Some people get to the top of that first mountain, taste success, and find it unsatisfying. “Is this all there is?” they wonder. They sense there must be a deeper journey they can take.”
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood about Greek myths and the power of storytelling. Father, Parents, dad, baby, play, stories, children.
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood about the challenge of finding new ways to context switch—between work life and home life—now that many are remote working.

“The Death of the Commute: Getting from A to B: always literally, sometimes mentally too.

A place to transform... A solid chunk of the day that was unmistakably yours. Even if you had to share it with hundreds of others, occasionally nestled into someone’s armpit.”
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood about transformation and the power of a new perspective. 

“It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.”
illustration of Editorial illustration for The New Fatherhood to mark the milestone of 20 issues and the launch of their new online community space. Featuring The New Fatherhood logo (being built by the members) in the brand colourway.

Profile

Tony Johnson is an award winning freelance illustrator and animator based in London, UK. His work has been been described as ‘humorous and colourful with cleverly-observed characters’. Tony has over 20 years experience working in visual and written communication and is confident working across print and digital. He has an in-depth understanding of how to shape content for a wide variety of audiences and platforms—including editorial, publishing, social, animation, bespoke digital products and UI design. Through the collaborative exploration of a project brief with a client, Tony is able to create Illustrations and animations that not only meet the brief, but can enhance any project, support storytelling, and communicate complex ideas and emotions effectively.

Style/Techniques

Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Line with Color, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Family, Health, Leisure, Medical, People, Lifestyle, Spiritual