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First and Last Sky Dive

Metaphor illustration representing the unknowns. Here, skydivers are blinded to danger by a single cloud obstructing a skyscraper with a sharp tower at the top.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Lifestyle, Edgy

© John Ferguson

Enough of the Foodies

One man on another man's shoulders is taking a foodie pic of a large burger on their lunch break.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle

© John Ferguson

The Social Singer

One woman is in a recording studio with an iPhone instead of a mic. At her feet are pedals representing the social channels that people can get their music out to the masses. In this day and age, it's never been easier to get your art out there.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Editorial, Leisure, People, Lifestyle, Feminine

© John Ferguson

Enough of the Selfies

Illustration of one man taking an inappropriate selfie during a meeting. A metaphor suggesting a certain generation doesn't know when to treat things seriously.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Posters, Lifestyle

© John Ferguson

Where is the Democratic Party Headed?

A politician is riding the Democratic donkey backwards and away from Capitol Hill. He is blindfolded and does not know where he is going.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Animals, Annual Report, Editorial, Political, Web Illustration, Edgy

© John Ferguson

Is this the end of the Party?

The president is taking out the trash and placing it in a Republican trash can. Metaphor represents the state of the Republican party.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Stylized, Editorial, People, Political, Posters, Web Illustration, Edgy

© John Ferguson

Cultivating Violence

A woman is in a field of flowers, but instead of beautiful flowers, they're actually ugly handguns. Metaphor of how some people just love to pick violence over other things.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Editorial, Nature, Web Illustration, Lifestyle, Feminine, Edgy

© John Ferguson

Struggling to Succeed

Metaphor representing how some people struggle to succeed. Here, a man is on a tricycle with a boulder strapped to his back as he pedals through tar or oil or muck.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Line with Color, Technical, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Posters, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Jump Through Hoops

Metaphor of one man with springs for shoes, jumping from a trampoline through a hoop on fire. His success is short-lived because he will be flying off the cliff. He did not plan things through.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Adventure, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

The Great Pretender

A man poses as a great wildlife photographer, but he is actually taking pictures off the T.V.. He fills the room with all the ambiance of being in the jungle, complete with safari hat, mosquito netting and palm trees.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Adventure, Editorial, Nature, People, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Snake and Sandpaper

metaphor represents how sometimes in life we just have to get through the pain. Here, a snake has to traverse a sea of sandpaper to get out of trouble.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Animals, Annual Report, Editorial, Transportation, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Mountain Skier

A metaphor illustration representing how people don't challenge themselves enough. Here a skier is on a mountain that is too small and too easy for him.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Sports, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Fishing Hole

Metaphor of one fisherman at a fishing hole, but the fishing hole he chose is a terrible choice compared to the massive lake next to the hole

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Nature, Web Illustration, Lifestyle

© John Ferguson

Man cleaning windows in his own prison

A man is washing the windows of his own prison. A metaphor representing "Make the best of a bad situation"

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Concept Art, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Every Little Bit Helps

A man is on the top of a lighthouse trying to add a little more light

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Icons, Posters

© John Ferguson

Got A Light?

A man is using a matchstick to help him see. If only he would look behind him, he'd see the light switch that turns on many light sources.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Business Hurdles

Editorial illustration representing the many hurdles a start-up company faces.

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Technical, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Political, Posters, Sports

© John Ferguson

Financial Bird Feeder

a metaphor illustration representing people are like birds at a bird feeder when it comes to financial advice from experts.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Financial

© John Ferguson

Burning Bridges

Editorial illustration representing the fact that some people continue to burn too many bridges

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Vector, Annual Report, Architecture, Editorial, Posters, Transportation

© John Ferguson

Marathon Loser

Metaphor image of one man in a marathon crossing the finish line but will be tripped up from the ribbon.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Sports, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Never Enough Trophies

Metaphor representing how some children are never satisfied with what they've already accomplished. He has trophies all around but one seems out of reach.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Technical, Humor, Annual Report, Children, Editorial, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Super Woman

The power of a pregnant woman. No one is stronger. A woman is busting through chains to simulate the Neal Adams Superman cover of the seventies.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Action, Annual Report, Editorial, People, Web Illustration, Feminine

© John Ferguson

Making America's first female monument

An image of a sculptor working on the first truly monumental statue of a woman in American History. A metaphor.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Concept Art, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Web Illustration, Edgy

© John Ferguson

The Art Of War Is Romantic

People still love the idea of war. Editorial illustration represents this with a crew member filling the rocket with confetti

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Historical, Political, Posters, Science, Web Illustration

© John Ferguson

Can We Make Volcanoes Less Deadly?

A bubble blower is airlifted over an active volcano to disspell how deadly volcanoes always seem to be.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Line with Color, Technical, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Icons, Posters

© John Ferguson

Breaking Into Hollywood

A man is on top of the Hollywood sign using a jackhammer to break into the fortress of Hollywood, to no avail.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Icons, Posters

© John Ferguson

Rollover to a New Job, and Don't Forget the Money

A woman is rolling her desk over to a new job and in a banker's box, she has also rolled her money over to that new job.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Icons, Posters

© John Ferguson

Bippity Boppity Get The Hell Out Of There

A woman is hoping beyond hope to remove breast cancer with the wave of wand.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Health, Posters, Lifestyle

© John Ferguson

The Life Of The Party

A man walks around acting like he's the life of the party.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Branding

© John Ferguson

A Bad Day Is About To Get Worse

A man is pulling a woman into a life raft; however, the raft is sinking.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Be Careful Where You Grow Your Savings

A man is oblivious to where he is expanding his investments. He doesn't see the dangers.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Stripped Down At A Cemetary

A 1959 Cadillac Hearse has been stripped at the worst possible time.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Lose Something?

A man on stilts has dropped his wallet and now it is impossible to pick it up.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Humor, Annual Report, Editorial, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

A Man With Low Ambitions

A big, burly lumberjack tackles the least amount of work he can find.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

The Fire Department Is Here

The fire department is putting out a house on water.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

While No One's Looking

A metaphor for people who exaggerate or lie to make themselves look good.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Making Your Own Opportunities

A man is painting stop lights to remove all obstacles before him.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Forever An Optimist

A one-legged man is entering an ass-kicking contest.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

The Tongue Thief

A visual representation of "Cat got your tongue"

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Leave It At The Door

A metaphor explaning how some people can choose to turn off intellectually whenever they want.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Throwing Money At The Problem

A metaphor for throwing money at a problem.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Overthinking It

A metaphor to show how some people always overthink things.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Inordinate

A metaphor for people going overboard to get what they want.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Getting Ahead?

A metaphor for a woman climbing the corporate ladder to advance, only to see the slingshot will fail because it's compromised. Women have a hard time trying to play on a level playing field in business.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

The American Way

A man is overeating as only an American can do and the dangers are represented by the spaghetti turning into barbed wire.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Some Jobs Are Really Dangerous

A conceptual illustration representing just how dangerous some jobs are.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Narrow Focus

A metaphor explaning how some people can be so focused on one thing, that many things escape their notice.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Blowing Up A Balloon

A whimsical metaphor for blowing up a balloon.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Up By Your Bootstraps

A metaphor for people pulling themselves up by the bootstraps to better their lives.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Peace At No Cost

A metaphor for a deterrent that countries use to prevent peace from entering their country.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

Getting Nowhere

A metaphor for getting nowhere fast. The noodle goes in as a whole and leaves as a whole.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Vector, Annual Report, Editorial, Posters, Web Illustration, Branding

© John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Style/Techniques

Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Technical, Concept Art, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Children, Editorial, Health, Historical, Icons, Leisure, Nature, People, Political, Posters, Science, Sports, Transportation, Web Illustration, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Feminine, Edgy, Financial, Branding