jeff johnson

jeff johnson

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First Name * jeff
Last Name * johnson
Username * thejeff
Country * USA
City Crystal
Nationality usa
Languages English


Areas of Expertise Graphic Design
Preferred Tools IllustrationIllustratorPainterPhotoshop


Availability: Freelance


Fantasy and science fiction art and literature have been inspiring me since I was a young boy. Tales of magical worlds inhabited by fantastic creatures kept me reading late into many a youthful night. The incredible imagery of those genres remains, to me, both thrilling and compelling. After several years following other paths, I am not too surprised that I have ended up where I am, with brush in hand, attempting to make a place for myself amongst the 'legion extraordinaire' of gifted artists who have leant their skills and vision to the fleshing out of worlds hitherto unimagined populated by peoples yet unmet.

In the seven years I have been following this wonderful path, I have had the fortune to have my works appear on a number of cd covers, in publications like Rolling Stone magazine and ImagineFX (Europe), a number of rpg cards, and, most recently, a series of book covers for the Warhammer imprint of BL Publishing.

digital media specializations
• Painter (Expert)
• Photoshop (Efficient)
• Illustrator (Some)
• Poser (Passable)
• Quark Xpress (Passable)
• Microsoft Office (Passable)
• Mac technician (Troubleshooting)

natural media specializations
• Sculpture
• Oil & Acrylic Paint
• Pencil & Ink
• Watercolor

corporate clients
• Decipher
• Fantasy Flight Games
• The Musicland Group, Inc.
• Sam Goody
• Suncoast Motion Picture Co.
• Media Play
• Target Market
• Sursumcorda
• M2 Design Lab
• Orange Design Studio
• Imagiquest Entertainment, Inc.
• Advantage Coating
• Best Buy Co., Inc
• BL Publishing
• Imagine Publishing UK
• Wizards of the Coast
• Hades Publications

awards & recognition
• Juror's Choice award Gen Con Indy 2007
• Best Digital Art, “Where One Wood Ends,” Masters of Fantasy 2004
• Contributor, Masters of Fantasy 2004 , 2005, 2006 juried collection
• Editor’s Pick,, “Where One Wood Ends”
• Editor’s Pick,, “Eratin alin Falah”
• 2nd Place,, “Be Stimulated”
• Contributor,
• Undergraduate Painter of the Year, University of Minnesota

• 6 mos. independent European art study
• 3 yrs. Fine Arts - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
• 2 yrs. Fine Arts - Moorhead State, Moorhead, MN
• Minors in Art History and Philosophy

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