MA Illustration student commissioned by musician Tom Rosenthal

07 December 2021

MA Illustration student Emma Jones has created the cover art and music video for musician Tom Rosenthal’s latest single ‘Tractor’.

After responding to a call out from the English singer-songwriter on Instagram, Emma was delighted to receive a response from Tom asking her to create something for the single cover with one issue, a very tight deadline of just two days! Emma said: “It was a dream come true. I’ve been a huge fan of Tom's work for years so despite the short deadline I accepted and got to work!"

Her work must have impressed Tom, who decided not only to use it for the cover of his new single but also asked Emma to produce an animated video for the song. Despite her animation skills being, in her words ‘rusty’, this was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down.

Image: Cover artwork for Tom Rosenthal's 'Tractor' by Emma Jones. Image courtesy of the artist. 

Emma told us: “The commission has been an incredible experience and has given me the validation I needed to continue pursuing illustration”

Emma is an illustrator, collage artist and paper hoarder based in Leeds, whose work heavily inspired by nostalgia, music, architecture and found ephemera. You can see more of her illustrations and animations on her Instagram page.