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Joe Anderson / Surveying workers about sexual harassment and discrimination

Joe Anderson completed an illustration for Houstonia magazine on anonymous survey services that are available to companies collecting data on sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Anderson’s impactful image shows a diverse group of employees with hands raised suggesting large numbers of people responding yes to having been sexually harassed or discriminated against at work.

Joe Anderson / Cabin in the woods by the sea

Joe Anderson’s first in a series of illustrations that celebrate the beauty of the San Juan Islands, a place Anderson has called home for nearly 20 years. Blues and greens dominate Anderson’s serene scene of a small dwelling tucked into the natural beauty that defines island life.

Joe Anderson / Affording long-term insurance for Kiplinger’s

Joe Anderson’s inventive illustration for Kiplinger’s on how premiums for long-term care insurance are going up and how to buy a policy that’s affordable. Anderson pictures an elderly woman in bed being crushed by a stack of hundred dollar bills, illustrating the rising costs of long-term insurance.

Joe Anderson / The many faces of identity theft

Joe Anderson pulled this black and white illustration from a recent assignment on identity theft. In it, he shows the many faces of identity theft masking one’s true identity.  

Joe Anderson / “The New Rules of Philanthropy” for Kiplinger’s

Joe Anderson’s illustration for Kiplinger’s on smart ways to give under the new U.S. tax rules for the article, “The New Rules of Philanthropy,” by Miriam Cross, explores new strategies for philanthropy in spite of changes to the tax law that may discourage some from charitable giving. Anderson’s open hands behind an abstracted sun depict the light […]

Joe Anderson / Bridging differences at Tufts University

Joe Anderson created an illustration for an initiative at Tufts University that encourages community members to discuss their differences respectfully. Anderson joined forces with art director, Alice Hecht, to develop this unique and colorful representation of the community at Tufts.    

Joe Anderson / The Cocktail Party

Joe Anderson’s colorful illustration of a cocktail party uses scale, flat shapes and texture to illustrate the random social exchanges that we’ve all experienced as we raise a glass with people we sometimes know, and other times, are just getting to know.  

Joe Anderson / The joy of drumming

Joe Anderson illustrates the joy of drumming in this image of a woman playing drums, stars encircling her head as she plays. Anderson notes that drumming can help many conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, hypertension, chronic pain, PTSD, mental illness and addiction.    

Joe Anderson / My Father’s House for Sierra Magazine

Joe Anderson’s illustration for Sierra Magazine is a tribute to the father of the executive director of the magazine who worked tirelessly to protect Barnegat Bay and the community of Toms River. With residents united on the shores of Toms River and with outstretched arms safeguarding a community, Anderson’s portrayal is a touching memorial to a dedicated conservationist.

Joe Anderson / Happy New Year high atop a ski slope

Illustrator, Joe Anderson, wishes all a happy and healthy New Year. Anderson’s illustration of a skier ushering in the New Year by holding up a bottle of champagne high atop a ski slope–snowflakes falling all around, and boots buried in the snow–brings in the new year with a sense of avid adventure and fun.    

Joe Anderson / In the Lead

Joe Anderson’s latest illustration celebrates girl power: always and in all ways. Anderson portrays the woman on the motor bike outpacing her male counterparts.  

Joe Anderson / An insider’s look at Brexit

Joe Anderson created an illustration for the Financial Times on how Brexit has led to a split in the UK. “The debate is more like a brawl between right and wrong, guilty and not guilty, and often, between London and the rest of the country,” notes author and comic, Shazia Mirza. The article on comedy in […]

Joe Anderson / The many faces of anxiety

Joe Anderson tackles anxiety in his illustration of a man with many faces.  Anderson’s cubist-inspired illustration represents the many faces of anxiety and the varied ways this all-too-common condition expresses itself. Features disconnected and distorted; sadness, confusion, depression, are all depicted in this oversized head without clear boundaries or edges.    

Joe Anderson / The First Post-Car Metropolis for the Financial Times

Joe Anderson created an illustration for the Financial Times, on September 6th, for a column by Simon Kuper on how Paris is poised to be the first post-car metropolis.  Kruger suggests the city’s parking spaces will become bike or scooter paths, café terraces or playgrounds when cars no longer clog the thoroughfares of Paris. Anderson’s editorial […]

Joe Anderson / Angela Merkel for the Financial Times

Joe Anderson created a political illustration of Angela Merkel with a focus on her trademark hand position; her ‘body language of power,’ for the Financial Times. The shape Merkel makes with her hands when posing for photographs is called the raute, or diamond. Anderson’s illustration shows Merkel wearing a jacket printed with faces of German citizens. They want to comment, but their comment bubbles, like those used […]

Joe Anderson / Smile for the camera

Joe Anderson’s colorful and fun illustration of a mob of paparazzi shows us there’s no escaping the glare of the bright lights when you’re famous. Clicking the shutters of their cameras as the latest celebrity emerges from a closed door or onto the red carpet, a gang of photographers awaits to take their best shot. Anderson uses bold graphic shapes […]

Joe Anderson / Vanishing pension pie

Joe Anderson’s colorful illustration on the plight of employee pensions appears in the August/September issue of The Progressive. Illustrating an editorial piece entitled, “Work hard, die poor: The corporate attack on employee pensions” Anderson shows workers staring at the last piece of the pension pie. The article, by Gordon Lafer, discusses a relentless legislative attack by the […]

Illustrator Joe Anderson / Backpacker

It’s almost that time of year!

Illustrator Joe Anderson / New England India Pale Ale Is a Style

For The Beer Advocate on the proliferation of New England style hazy IPAs.

Illustrator Joe Anderson / How to Host a Dinner Party

For The Holborn on how to host a dinner party.


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