The Illustration & Design World of Zach Johnsen

Works in progress, up and coming, tidbits and extras. Keep posted here for news and information before it hits my site. To catch up on old news please visit my previous blog.

ACID PRINT SUITE NO. 6 - ADRENALINESunday, November 30, 2014
The 6th and final installment of the 2014 Acid Print Suite has arrived.  The art is dedicated to Adrenaline and the choice of yellow/orange explosion color was informed by my perception of what Adrenalin looks like when entering the blood stream.  I was thinking about animals hunted in the wild. When an animal is frightened, their bodies are pumped with adrenaline and their muscles tense. Because of this, their meat becomes tainted and tough to eat. I'm sure Adrenaline would have the same effect on us humans too.

2014 GNU METAL GNURU SNOWBOARDThursday, November 13, 2014
I have become the unofficial artist for the Gnu Snowboards Metal Gnuru model.  I created the topographic skull art for the 2013 model.  Now the 2014 model, which I designed, is available in stores. I devised some wicked sarcophagus artwork for the new model, keeping in line with the skull/metal/death/overlord them which is always a blast to work on. More information at

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDWednesday, November 5, 2014
Invariably, I go through intense periods of art making followed by intense perios of freelance work.  I apologize for the lack of posting lately.  I am in the throws of freelancing.  And unfortunately, due to the nature of the work, I cannot share as openly as art show progress.. But I can share some rough sketches and tidbits which help show the process but don't spoil the end product.. just yet.