Victoria Johnson’s Instagram page is a place of creativity and serenity. It is also a place of plentitude, adorned in floral patterns. “There are always too many ideas and not enough time,” admitted the illustrator and designer (a comment said in passing in an interview with Lake).
Indeed, the years have seen Johnson experimenting creatively in a variety of mediums. These include working as a scenery painter, a window dresser, and a portrait artist amongst other creative jobs. “It sounds pretentious but it really always was a part of who I am and how I identified myself – the person who can draw/is artistic,” she observes. “My mom is very creative. She definitely encouraged me by providing limitless art supplies.”
Creativity, in Johnson’s case, also means leaving room for intuition and playfulness. “I like to explore a lot,” she says, “try new materials, play with layers and texture, then let the outcome determine the finished piece. I also like spontaneity. I’m not much of a planner.”
But sometimes, the best outcome comes with no roadmap. With a staggering 55k followers on Instagram and commercial clients as big as Anthropologie, Hallmark, and the Land of Nod, Johnson’s spontaneity has clearly paid off. Take a look for yourself: