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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California Dreamin'
The Washington Post
North Star

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Best Places to Camp

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The Beach
Putting Vision into Action- Leading With Passion

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Design a Route That Makes You Want to Run

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Meet the conservatives who want to fight climate change — their way
Reasons to Love Denver

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Memorial Day Approaching
Covid Vaccine
Get a Good Deal on Car Rentals

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Push Your Pace Without Pushing Yourself
Community in the time of Covid-19 - Support Northeast Farms during the COVID-19 pandemic

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RIP Gentry

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Ready Bartender One
Nike Journal

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To Good Things Ahead

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Christmas Past

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How To Workout in a Mask

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Covid and the Brain by Sanjay Gupta

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Pandemic Thanksgiving
Athlete's Mindset
How politicians target you
Boosting Immunity With Good Sleep
What will life be like in year 2070

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Reason's Why We Don't Run
Avriel Shull
No Place Like Home
New Rules of the Road

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o Close, Yet So Far Away
What Now?

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9 Truths About Later-in-Life Marriage
Congress Gave Colleges A $14 Billion Lifeline. Here's Where It's Going
How a Denver Street Connected a Community During the Pandemic
Internet Inequality
In Turbulent Times, Companies Can Look to Cities For Survival Strategies

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The Hoosierist

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Everything you need to know about California’s 2020 primary election

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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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A Sticky Situation

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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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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
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
Renters and Landlords

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Narratively Header Illustration
Narratively

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15 Interesting Facts About Boston
Housing
Housing
Agriculture And Health
Take A Hike!

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Portugal
Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
Reducing the Intercom Messenger
Shohei Ohtani
Ryan Johnson – Shohei Ohtani
Watching You
Watching You

Artist News

RYAN JOHNSON | LYFT BUILT A BRAND ON BEING THE NICE GIG WORK APP CLAD IN PINK FOR The Washington Post

Fun new piece by #lcmartist Ryan Johnson for The Washington Post for an article in their Technology section on how…

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RYAN JOHNSON | NORTH STAR FOR AFAR MAGAZINE

Here's a wonderful series of art by #lcmartist Ryan Johnson for AFAR Magazine about Alaska. "As a teen, writer Patrice…

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RYAN JOHNSON | 11 TIPS TO HELP YOU RUN FASTER FOR NIKE

Another fabulous piece by #lcmartist Ryan Johnson for Nike. This piece coaches you and gives you 11 tips to help…

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