The Illustration & Design World of Zach Johnsen


I am co-founder of the Portland, Oregon based tshirt and apparel company, Tank Theory. I acted as the main designer, art director and overall aesthetic motivator behind the brand from its' inception in 2001 until the spring of 2009.  Fast forward to 2016, I am now, not only still the main designer, but also the owner and operator.





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FALL 08 - SIGN LANGUAGETshirt design and art direction for the fall 2008 season, Sign Language.  This season I focused on the prevalence, or should I say over abundance, of signs that bombard us on a daily basis.  I wanted to use the language of signage, billboards, and otherwise huge and obtrusive outlets for public advertising and kind of poke fun at it...or better yet take back some of that space for myself.. one way or the other.
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