A little bit about me

I was born in 1995 in a little mountain village in the South of France. I grew up surrounded by the smell of ink and linseed oil, both my parents being engravers. I was homeschooled for most of my schooling which gave me time to wander the Pyrenees, with our horses, dogs and sheep, to read quietly for hours, and to enjoy nature. I was also lucky enough to be able to travel to various countries, which allowed me to discover new cultures and to learn English. I studied illustration at  Middlesex University in London where I graduated with Honours in 2017.


In 2016 I won the Lanista Partners Ltd competition and was chosen to illustrate The Magistrate's Son, a novel written by Mike Thexton. The book was published in January 2017, followed by a second one, The Warning (Decembre 2017) and a third one, The Westwall Guard (May 2019). The fourth one is on the way...

I have worked with various other publishing companies, including Purple Pomegranate Press and Story House Press, on children's books like The Little Snow Girl (2018) and Black Beauty (2019).

I have also created logos and other design work for companies like Sam Tyson Coaching, Pearl & Jacques and One Thousand Paper Cranes.

These past couple of years my live-sketching and animation work has lead me to work alongside various music artists, including Stu Larsen, Blanco White, Plàsi and Natsuki Kurai.

Contact me

 • You can email me directly at:


• Or contact me via the phone on:

0044 775 782 7856

• I am based in London but I work with clients all around the globe

Client's Reviews

Stu Larsen

Singer - Songwriter

"I've been lucky enough to hang out with Johanna a number of times over the last few years and I'm always amazed at her ability to slide into a room and capture the atmosphere around her in quick and vibrant sketches. She has a real skill in what she does and I'm looking forward to working together again in the future."

Mike Thexton

Author and Publisher

"I chose Johanna to illustrate a YA novel I had written because I thought her vision of "my world" was closer to my own than those of the other applicants. I have now worked with her on three volumes in the series and am looking forward to starting work on the fourth. Her artwork speaks for itself: what I can add is that she is a great collaborator, willing to work together with the author so that the finished book is greater than the sum of the words and the pictures. I cannot recommend her highly enough (as long as she doesn't become too busy to work on my books!)."


Singer - Songwriter

"Johanna is able to capture everything from the detailed face expression to the room's atmosphere with her sketches. Loved to have her over at my last show in London!"

Samuel Tyson

Founder of Sam Tyson Coaching

"I have had the privilege of working with Johanna a number of times over the years. She designed the logo for my company as well as my business cards, and artwork for my studios. She has a keen eye for detail and is incredibly hard working. If you're looking for an illustrator, she's the one."

Daniel Lukehurst

Dancer, Choreographer and music creator

"Johanna created some wonderful album covers for me over the years and has never failed to impress. Would totally recommend her as an artist she is incredibly consistent in the work she delivers and its quality!"

Aline & Paolo

Happy Couple

"Johanna created some thank you cards for our wedding. She's a talented artist, attentive to her clients' needs and expectations. She took care of our commission with professionalism and rapidity. A big thank you!"


Play Writer and Actress

"A superb artist who makes really lovely illustrations. Don't hesitate to order your next greeting cards on her Etsy shop: you won't be disappointed! You will receive your order very quickly and you'll see... even the envelope itself has some charm... ;)"



"I am incredibly happy with my order from the shop. The cards arrived very quickly after purchasing and came beautifully packaged with lots of attention to detail clearly put in at every stage. Arriving in a lovely illustrated envelope with a small extra inside the cards look even better in person and I can't wait to send them out to friends and family, I have had a great experience and would highly recommend."



"A beautiful, high quality card which arrived wonderfully presented with some thoughtful little extras, all contained inside a hand painted envelope! Thank you for brightening my day. I shall definitely be purchasing from you again 😊 x "

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