John Baxter is a seasoned illustrator and designer based in South East England. From his studio in Maidstone, John creates work that is full of energy and colour. His mastery of both traditional hand-drawn illustration, and digital image manipulation gives his work a fresh modern feel; with roots in traditional folk art bought up to date for the modern world.

John has experience working across both fine art and commercial projects and has turned his pen to artwork for some of the UK’s most recognised brands and organisations.

Partial client list:

World Health Organisation
Lucozade, Ribena Suntory
Creation Healthcare
Wonderful Creative Agency
In the White Room
Kuene/ Gill Goddard Hair
Live and Social
Love and Thunder Clothing
Lost in London
Doghouse Magazine
Youthwork Magazine
The Hop Farm
High Tide
Medway Valley Partnership
HMP Cookham wood
Computers for Africa


“Collaborating with John has always been a great & fulfilling experience. Whether it’s been for character development or bespoke illustration, John’s brought more than we ask of him to the drawing board ever time.”

– Eyedeation

“John took me right through redesigning my salon from beginning to end, He was brilliant, supportive when I needed it and at the same time assertive in leading the way. The results are amazing and beautiful, the salon is now being noticed on a daily basis and people comment on the new designs.”

– Gill Goddard Hair

“John added creativity and flair to the project. He was great to work with and I hope to work with him again in the future!”

– In the White Room