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Raison d'être

An art, design, and mograph studio specializing in insightful editorial illustration and delightful 3D rubber hose style characters appropriate for a wide range of useful situations such as publishing, branding, licensing, and other healthy activities.

Jon Buckley, Editorial Illustrator

Illustration & Animation

Jon Buckley's passion for art ignited early on, fueled by influences ranging from fine art to comics. Growing up near libraries stocked with rich collections on editorial illustration history only deepened his commitment. After studying at the University of Illinois and the American Academy of Art in Chicago, he earned his degree in Illustration, Design, and Communication. Throughout his professional journey, which included roles as Graphic Designer, Senior Media Designer, Design and Creative Director in various industries, Jon remained dedicated to his personal artwork and freelance endeavors. Now settled in South Carolina, he devotes himself full-time to both personal projects and freelance work.

Select Clients

3 Palms / / Chess Life magazine / Chess Life Kids magazine / City of Fort Mill, South Carolina / City of San Jose, California / GlaxoSmithKline / Google / Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine / Library Journal magazine / LPL Financial / Microsoft / Northern Trust / PGA TOUR / PwC / U.S. Chess Federation

Stock Illustrations Available

Currently some of Jon's popular illustrations are available for licensing through Adobe Stock and iStock.


You can also find me on Giphy for all of your messaging needs.

Jon Buckley Illustration Surfing Eyeball Mascot
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