About Matt

Matt Johnstone is an illustrator based in London.

He grew up in the Sussex countryside and since graduating from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design has illustrated for a wide range of clients both in the UK and Internationally.

You might of seen Matt’s illustrations in the sport section of the The Guardian newspaper where he has been producing monthly drawings since May 2007.

He uses pencil, pen and ink to create his drawings that have a humorous, surreal and comic feel. His work was once described by a client as ‘technically charming’.

Awards & Accolades

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2011

Gold lion – Newspaper & Magazine, Fundraising & Appeals category
Silver lion – Newspaper & Magazine, Illustration category
Bronze lion – Billboards & Street Furniture, Fundraising & Appeals category

London International Awards 2011

Gold – Print category, Use of Illustration Campaign

D&AD Awards 2010

In book – Illustration for Press & Poster Advertising

HK4A’s Kam Fan Awards 2010

1 Gold, 2 Silver – Illustration category