Ryan Johnson

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Ryan Johnson is a freelance illustrator based in Oakland, CA. After graduating from Boise State University in 2012 he left Idaho to pursue a full time illustration career in the Bay Area.

He has been recognized by American Illustration, 3×3 and the Society of Illustrators. He keeps busy drawing and plein air painting, drinking coffee, playing cribbage, and obsessing over podcasts, but mostly he makes illustrations.

Clients

The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Facebook, NPR, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Variety, The Washington Post, Variety, United Airlines Rhapsody, Random House, Narratively, Airbnb, Corriere Delle Sera, Ritual Coffee Roasters, Commercial Observer, Denver Regional Council Of Governments, Portland Mercury, Boise Weekly, East Bay Express, True Parent Magazine, 5280, SevenFifty Daily, Backpacker, Duft & Watterson, Ask The Sherwins, Duckhorn Winery, Callisto Media.

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In Turbulent Times, Companies Can Look to Cities For Survival Strategies

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A Different Spin

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What Will You Do?

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Winter Adventures

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Holiday Survival Guide

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My First Merry Muslim Christmas

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First Gen Students
The Pinnacle of Luxury
Video Game Tutors
Automation
Big Hassle

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Fear of the Open Ocean

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9 Really Practical Jokes

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Seen one, seen 'em all
Zeno's Paradox
The best of culture in Boston
Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot
How I Learned to Party at a Greek Panigyri

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Tiger Ghost
Getting To Zero

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Goofy Footed
Hill of Hell
The Reel World: The Movie Issue

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How I Survived My Sick Day in Helsinki

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Editors and Director
Fortnite
Going To The Movies
Washington Post

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How Millennials Can Maximize Savings for Retirement
Data, Data, Data! Can Numbers Help Restaurants Choose Their Spots?
Homeless Campsites
Jungle Hike
Back Alley
The Curse of the Ship of Gold
Hollywood Agents
Variety Magazine

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A Fire in Dreamland
Influenza Outbreak
Speed Dating America

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NPR

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Tasting Room Horror Stories

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Commercial Observer
Really Practical Jokes
Sun Valley Film Fest
Boise Weekly

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Renters and Landlords
Workation
Boston Globe

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Students In Milan
Corriere Della Sera

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Desert Fragments
Narratively Header Illustration
Narratively

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15 Interesting Facts About Boston
Drowning In Ballots
Portland Mercury

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Housing
Housing
Housing
The Stranger

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Agriculture And Health
Take A Hike!

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Portugal
Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
Shohei Ohtani
Ryan Johnson – Shohei Ohtani
Watching You
Watching You
Thought Police

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Artist News

RYAN JOHNSON | A DIFFERENT SPIN FOR INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY

Loving this new piece by RYAN JOHNSON for Indianapolis Monthly's Hoosierist column. The article is called "A Differenet Spin" is…

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RYAN JOHNSON | VARIETY MAGAZINE ART ACCEPTED INTO SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS 62 SHOW

Super excited to showcase these pics that RYAN JOHNSON shared with us! We weren't able to make it to the…

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RYAN JOHNSON | WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR TUFTS UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

A few great illos by RYAN JOHNSON for Tufts University undergraduate magazine JUMBO. The article called "What Will You Do?…

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