This is a collection of my recent editorial illustration work. If you are interested in seeing some self promotional work please go to my ‘uncommissioned work’ page

illustration about election hacking by John Holcroft

For BBC Focus magazine about election hacking


conceptual illustration about election hacking

This is part of the election hacking feature for BBC Focus magazine. This image illustrates the problem of hackers manipulating voters’ interests via social media by way of fake news and propaganda.


 trust in online companies and cyber technology

For Drucker Forum. This particular piece was for an article on customers trusting certain media companies with their information and have faith in the way these companies operate.


lazy teenagers, conceptual illustration by John Holcroft

       For TES about young people not wanting to do very much but stay in their room.

conceptual Illustration of woman CEO cutting tape to free workforce, about freedom of thought

For Drucker forum magazine about cutting free the workforce and encouraging them to think without restrictions.


 magazine illustration about seeking justice (

This was for Health and safety magazine editorial illustration about seeking justice after the accidental death of a loved one.


Illustration about mental resilience by John Holcroft

For Edge magazine about mental resilience.


interrupting and the social effects. (

For New Scientist, editorial illustration about the psychology behind interrupting.


baby, technology, devices, digital,

For Waitrose weekend magazine, editorial illustration about technology and youth.


work place outsourcing in the gig economy (

For a personnel and Human resources magazine, about outsourcing specific qualities in a workforce.


digital, technology, analogue, data, apps

For Drucker Forum. This illustration was about analogue and digital and how new technology is replacing everyday items in one device like a smart phone.


requirement minimum distributions and retirement (

For Wall Street Journal, editorial illustration about harvesting investments RMD in retirement plan.


Cost of construction (

For Construction Manager magazine, editorial illustration about investing in public building construction.


mind and body in one (

For the Guardian, about mind and body being connected.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For a finance magazine, about a forecast for 2017.


artisans in the film industry (

For an arts Magazine editorial illustration about film artisans.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For TES, editorial illustration about the ‘shanarri’ method of helping special needs children.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Guardian weekend magazine, about new year’s frugality with spending.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Reason magazine, about the supply chain.

shopping app, illustration

For Drapers magazine, about phone apps that help clothes shoppers.


Gig economy and self employed, freelancers relaxed while working (

For a Business magazine, cover illustration about the ‘Gig economy’ and the flexibility of being freelance.


John Holcroft

For Utility magazine, about the recent change in energy regulation causing disproportionate uproar describing it as ‘a storm in a teacup’.


money ladder showing success (

For Money Sense magazine about personal investments.


man asleep in hour glass about time being money (

For the Guardian, about: time is money.


designer labels and women shopping for the perfect dress (

For Drapers magazine, editorial illustration about the importance of labels in clothes shopping.


gig economy woman holding down several jobs (

For Human resources magazine, editorial illustration about making ends meet in the ‘gig economy’.


conservation and wild life costs

For BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) about the balance of cost and conservation.


foreign university student needing help and support

For an education magazine, illustration about overseas students needing extra support.


young enterprise attracting young people

For a young enterprise magazine, about attracting young people via social media.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Construction Manager, editorial illustration about cyber attacks in the computer system and how to combat it.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Radio Times showcasing a radio show, about depression in children leading to illness later in life.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) about bird watcher traveling through the night to hotspots.


For ‘Les Inrockuptibles‘ a French political media magazine,editorial illustration  about Russian propaganda on RT channel.


nurses under stress and pressure can cause tiredness leading to illness (

For Nursing Standard, about nurses under pressure.


Basic skills to success (

For Bulletin magazine, editorial illustration about in attributes that make success.


addicted to social media (

For BBC Focus magazine, editorial illustration about young people being hooked on social media.


stress and depression in the work place (

For Health and Safety magazine, editorial illustrations about stress in the workplace. Entitled: locking up the ‘S’ word.

activities, sports and arts to try over the year

For Waitrose weekend magazine, editorial illustrations about ‘things to try in 2018’


kit to make a successful employee

For Construction Manager magazine, about building the perfect manager of a construction company.

outsourcing, machine, staff, illustration, editorial

For Harvard Magazine, editorial illustration about outsourced workers becoming anodyne.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Berengerg magazine, about the profits of  sanitation products like tissues, cotton buds and women’s hygiene products.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Contagious magazine, about the Yin and Yang balance between manual and robotic workmanship working together.

young people addicted to technology, conceptual illustration by John Holcroft

For Positive News magazine, editorial illustration about young people receiving therapy for technology addiction.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Club Life magazine, about online scams robbing people of their money.


young people talking to none family and friends in confidence

For Harvard magazine, about how most young people choose to confide in someone other than family and friends.


housing and public services being linked (

For Inside Housing magazine, editorial illustration about linking communities.

attracting people like a magnet (

For Informa annual report, about business conventions attracting people from around the world.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Experian history book, about how the manufacturing company TRW and the retail company GUS came together to form Experian.


happy and healthy wellbeing in the workplace ( For TUC ( Trades Union Congress) about wellbeing in the workplace.


Eurozone (

For Financial Times, about the Eurozone.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Cicero magazine (Germany) about children’s concentration in school.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Deloitte University Press, about the squeeze in promotions revenue.


planning map (

For Planning magazine about removing a toll road in the planning stage.


Tv cookery (

For food magazine, about TV cookery programmes.


John Holcroft Illustrator

For Management Today magazine about offering incentives for employees to get a degree.


For Richmond Publishing, these were used in a language book

 Radio Times, illustration for a radio show about the science behind Dr Seuz.


plummeting pound editorial illustration by John Holcroft

For finance magazine, about safeguarding plummeting currency.


editorial illustration by John Holcroft

For Adweek cover about television in a new era.



For informa, part of their annual report.


editorial illustration by John Holcroft

For Print Week, cover illustration about family businesses.


horror films

For Vue magazine, a competition to spot 20 horror film references.


Breaking free from the crowd and innovating (

For Ambition magazine, about braking away from the usual way of doing business and finding other avenues.


For the Guardian, about small victories, little but often will eventually in time win overall.


editorial illustration by John Holcroft

For Health and Safety magazine about how safety is handled in Australia.


European bureaucracy (

For Financial Times, about EU regulations affecting business in Europe.


Ebola outbreak and injecting help (

For Financial Times, about how foreign investment was used to help the E coli outbreak.


editorial illustration by John Holcroft

For Utility Week magazine, cover about how the energy market will cope during the winter.


Traffic lights food labelling system (

For Waitrose magazine, about traffic light food labelling.







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