John W. Tomac
Brooklyn, USA
Tel: +1-347-560-6275

John W. Tomac is an illustrator who specializes in creating conceptual images with a little bit of mid-century styling. John grew up in Stratford, Conn., earned a Bachelor of Fi… Show more.

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Profile updated 28th September, 2022
Member since 12th March, 2010
Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, American Illustration, Society of Publication Designers, Cyber Lion – Cannes International Creativity Festival
AARP, Barron’s, BNY Mellon, The Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Condé Nast Traveler, The Council on Foreign Relations, David&Goliath, Deloitte, Delta …
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Piecing together fall - The Wall Street Journal’s Fall Preview is out and I made art for it. The image required weaving together a n... View Article
Wine Experts - Can you become a wine expert by watching YouTube? The Wall Street Journal’s wine columnist spent hours o... View Article
The return of something ugly - Here’s the cover art for the latest issue of The Property Chronicle. This quarter, the editors ask whether o... View Article
Lung Cancer’s Changing Landscape - The latest issue of Discoveries, takes a look at lung cancer. Cedars-Sinai’s magazine notes that lung cancer... View Article
Infecting Democracy - When the pandemic started, leaders around the world were granted the power to implements emergency measures to... View Article
Crypto Crash - Bitcoin has lost more than half of it's value this year and there's still plenty of room for it to fall. When ... View Article
A moribund election? - What if you have an election and no one shows up to vote? Politico Europe takes a look at voter disengagement ... View Article
Wine Glass Marathon - Does a glass of white offer the same myriad of health benefits as a glass or red? Or is its just alcohol? The ... View Article
Freedom from work - New work for The Wall Street Journal about “The Great Resignation”. After a year and a half out of the... View Article
Magic Carpet - Here’s a fun, quick assignment for The Wall Street Journal about the magical, online shopping tools that let... View Article
Fall - Colleges and universities are back in session. For real this time, with students back on campus. The Chronicle... View Article
Losing Focus - We’re 18 months into the pandemic. What many thought would be a temporary break from the office has tuned in... View Article
Winging it - Many seasoned travelers are enlisting the help of travel agents to help navigate with ever-changing flight sch... View Article
An idea with no currency - New work on the cover of The Property Chronicle. The current issue of the magazine takes a look at the possibi... View Article
Chart your own course - The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the non-traditional classes that allow students to create their own... View Article
On the road again - Over the past month, or so, I’ve become The Wall Street Journal’s go-to illustrator for several st... View Article
Graduation Nightmares - This year’s class of graduating college students have the misfortune of entering the workforce at a uniq... View Article
After the Jab - I had the pleasure of illustrating the cover of the current issue of The Property Chronicle. Inside, the magaz... View Article
Impostor Syndrome - Having good taste can be expensive. Well-designed furniture isn’t cheap, so a number of retailers have s... View Article
Back to School - Class is back in session and something is different this year. The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look ... View Article
Be Prepared - Humans are bad at making predictions. The latest issue of Foreign Affairs takes a look at all the ways policy ... View Article
Jackpot - The economic fallout from the pandemic has laid waste to thousands of businesses. The giant tech companies, ho... View Article
Science! - New work for The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Review – what the pandemic has taught us about science.... View Article
Great Patriots - Politico Europe asks whether patriotism is indeed the last refuge of scoundrels or a noble virtue worth cultiv... View Article
Digital Tailors - How does one get a custom suit when everything is closed and you’re supposed to maintain six feet of distanc... View Article
Second-Half Outlook - It may have felt like an eternity, but we’re almost halfway through 2020. As we approach the middle of t... View Article
Giving Advice for TIME - What’s it like to be an advice columnist during a pandemic? Giving advice is hard in normal circumstance... View Article
Fighting COVID-19 and Climate Change - Prometheus Fuels is a start-up firm that harvests carbon from the atmosphere and turns it into fuel. That̵... View Article
Does Covid-19 mean the end of Globalization? - The economy has mostly ceased to exist since we’ve gone into lockdown because of COVID-19. Fears about the s... View Article
Opening the Pandora’s box of genealogy D… The popularity of home DNA tests is releasing a lot of long-hidden secrets into the world. Those secrets don... View Article
Geo-Engineering - Bring down the rain. Hide the sun. Capture the carbon. I made the cover art for We Demain’s investigatio... View Article
The War on Carbon Emissions for Mother Jones - If we were fighting climate change like a war, we’d be winning. That’s the subject of the cover st... View Article
‘Click here to kill’ for Harper… You can buy just about anything online and that now includes the services of a hitman. I made the cover art fo... View Article
Beating Trump for The Los Angeles Times - I created several illustrations for a series of essays in The Los Angeles Times about the importance of defeat... View Article
The Path to Congress for TIME - The census is coming. That means congressional redistricting will follow. For most of the last decade, Democra... View Article
Shadow Machine Learning for Harvard Business R… The robots are coming! They’re not going to take your job, but they are going to affect the way you lear... View Article
They see what you’re listening to - This was quick assignment for Billboard Magazine. When you “pre-save” a new release, the music streaming a... View Article
Hellsites on Earth - Social media ruins everything. Academic research and scholarship are no exception. The Chronicle of Higher Edu... View Article
Up the Middle for HistoryNet - Military historians and history buffs tend to focus on the art of generalship – the surprise attack, outflan... View Article
Not U - A few weeks ago, I got to draw a Brooklyn Brownstone. Last week, I got to head northeast and try my hand at th... View Article
It’s Curtains for The Wall Street Journa… I don’t know anything about curtains, but I was asked by the fine folks at The Wall Street Journal to dr... View Article
Uber-Predators for The Ringer - I had the pleasure of working with my old friends at The Ringer for a story about the ride-hailing apps Uber a... View Article
The new social network that isn’t new at… The New York Times says it’s time to embrace the hot, new social network – the email newsletter. Mike Isaa... View Article
Would you buy a luxury watch online? - If you’re in the market for a luxury, Swiss watch the wait to buy one online is over. The Wall Street Journa... View Article
Fighting Russian Hackers for Politico Europe - Russia’s cyber-warriors have had a run of success, allegedly hacking into computer systems and influencing e... View Article
Can we be saved from social media? - Facebook is a terrible lens to view the world through. TIME asks if there is anything we can do to fix it?... View Article
European Elections for Politico - As members of the European Union get ready to elect a new parliament, Politico examines the challenges ahead t... View Article
Jetting Away for The Wall Street Journal - If winter weather and airport layovers aren’t your thing, you’re in luck! You can now fly direct f... View Article
Those Who Knew for The Boston Globe’s Bo… This illustration appeared in print over the weekend, on the front of the Boston Globe’s Books section. It a... View Article
House of Horrors for The Boston Globe - What’s scarier than finding a home? Nothing! This week, the Boston Globe’s real estate section shares some... View Article
New Jersey Monthly asks, “do you need a … Did you know that one in five patients misses scheduled doctors appointments? According to New Jersey Mo... View Article
Making Memories with the University of Rochest… Rochester Review, the alumni magazine published by the University of Rochester, takes a look at memories. No, ... View Article
The Future of Work for Foreign Policy - I had the pleasure of collaborating with Foreign Policy on several images for their section on the future of w... View Article
Bear Market Quiz for The Wall Street Journal - It’s been more than nine years since the stock markets began their charge from the depths of the recession a... View Article
Eyeing all the job candidates - The #MeToo Movement is changing the way colleges and universities hire their presidents, according to The Chro... View Article
Financial Fraud Quiz for The Wall Street Journ… Financial fraud is a big problem. Last year, more than 16 million Americans had their identities stolen, resul... View Article
Memoirs of a Pizza Boy for Success Magazine - I created the art for a feature about one writer’s summer job that helped shape his outlook on life – ... View Article
Student Debt Quiz - Here’s a recent assignment for The Wall Street Journal. This image appeared with a quiz about the thing ... View Article
The Year We Skipped Christmas - I created this image for the December issue of Success. It accompanies writer Tara Nieuwesteeg’s recount... View Article
Keeping Time for Success Magazine - Are you crunched for time? Perhaps, you find yourself working through your lunch break. If that’s the case, ... View Article
Wild Neighbors for The Boston Globe - A city kid takes up residence in an historic mansion in the woods and is surprised to discover that he has a l... View Article
Bring back Earmarks! for Mother Jones - Congress is broken. According to Mother Jones, one big culprit for the dysfunction is the elimination of earma... View Article
Salesforce: Valley of the Badges - I had the pleasure of creating this mural for the 2017 Salesforce Trailhead Developer’s Conference in San Fr... View Article
Invisible Employees for Risk Management - One thing you don’t have to worry about when you’re self-employed is absent employees. Larger organization... View Article
A Healing Economy for TIME - Here’s a quick-turnaround job for TIME. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates – and maybe that’s... View Article
The New Yorker - Cover illustration for the The New Yorker. The Statue of Liberty was a lighthouse in New York Harbor that welc... View Article
Blurred Lines for The Boston Globe - The new year is going to give us a new Congress and a new President determined to make radical changes to U.S.... View Article
Pimps or Publishers? for The Ringer - Where does the first amendment’s protection of a free press end and sex trafficking begin? That’s the ques... View Article
Parking Footprints - Here’s a recently created image for the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine. This ap... View Article
The Buzz Around Bees - Here’s a quick assignment for the Washington Post. Bees are dying off in large numbers and pesticides are th... View Article
Fishing for Dividends - Everyone loves dividends. Waiting three months for them, especially if you’re a retiree relying on them to h... View Article
Recent work for World War II Magazine - Over the past year or so, I have been illustrating the ‘Fire For Effect’ column in World War II Magazine. ... View Article
The Myth of Mobility - New work for The Boston Globe. This illustration appeared with a story on how Americans are reluctant to chang... View Article
A Crazy Game of Poker - Here’s a quick assignment for The Ringer. The sports and pop culture site probes the world of profession... View Article
Back to the Mothership - Here’s something for the current issue of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. Product Recalls are ... View Article
School’s out for summer - The school year has come to an end. Scholastic Teacher has a handful of tips for teachers on how to maximize t... View Article
City of Gold - Here’s something for the current issue of National Underwriter Property & Casualty Where can insurance c... View Article
An Epic Quest - New work for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. These images accompany a feature on finding high-yielding inv... View Article
Dawn of new era for Dumbo - This was a quick assignment for The Commercial Observer. The mammoth Manhattan real estate firms have set thei... View Article
Baby Stuff for the Boston Globe - Babies come with a lot of stuff. Or, more accurately people think babies need a lot of stuff. Before the littl... View Article
Digital Devils for Risk Management Magazine - Hackers have identified the weakest link in every companies’ IT security protocols – the people. Scamm... View Article
Shining some light on the fine print for Mothe… Solar panels have gotten dramatically cheaper in the last few years. One reason for the fall in price has been... View Article
New work for Successful Farming - Farms have a security problem. Crops, livestock and equipment – all worth a lot money – spread out across ... View Article
Simplifying your retirement savings game - As we swing into 2016, Money has a suggestion for simplifying your retirement savings game. Take all the compl... View Article
The Wall Street Journal - Here’s a quick job I did for The Wall Street Journal. Congress is poised to change the rules that govern... View Article