Photo by Andrew Ross

Photo by Andrew Ross

Crafting stories through creative vision

Hello and welcome!

I’m Jake Murray, and as you’ve probably guessed, this is my art production studio. As a specialist in realist art and illustration, it is my life’s pursuit to tell engaging stories that impact and resonate emotionally with those who experience them. No matter the media - books, games, advertising, or even music - my singular goal is always to understand deeply the spirit of a project and to develop artistic assets that bring that understanding to consumers with impact.

Since 2009, I’ve worked with numerous clients in the print, advertising, and gaming industries, and I relish the storytelling challenges that come with every new project. In addition to collaborating one-on-one with private collectors, self-publishers, and other small businesses, I’ve also had the great fortune of working on a number of franchises that are dear to my heart. To contribute to these stories that are cherished by myself and so many others has been a true and unexpected blessing.

Though the focus of much of my illustration work has been toward science fiction and fantasy, I enjoy working in just about any genre.
So if you’ve got an amazing story that needs to be told, I’d love to help you bring it to life!

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Skills & Expertise

Skills:
Drawing
Pen & Ink Illustration
Oil Painting
Digital Painting
Concept Art
Sculpting
Basic 3D Modeling
Page Layout
Writing
Storytelling

Programs:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Corel Painter
Pixelogic Sculptris
Blender

Clients

Gaming:
Bethesda Softworks
Fantasy Flight Games
Games Workshop
Volta
Alderac Entertainment Group
Z-Man Games
Mongoose Publishing

Publishing:
Penguin Books
Tor Books
Scholastic, Inc.
Concordia Publishing House
Black Library
Solaris Books
Dark Horse Comics
Future Publishing
Heavy Metal Magazine

Media & Advertising:
Lucasfilm, LTD.
SBC Advertising
Salvato + Coe Group
Fuelhouse
WBNS 10TV Columbus
 

Features & Exhibitions

Juried Publications:
Infected By Art: Volume 5, 2017
Spectrum 23, Flesk Publications, 2016
Exposé 11, Ballistic Publishing, 2013
"Rising Stars of Fantasy Art" - ImagineFX Issue #61, 2010
SILA, Illustration West 47, 2009

Exhibitions:
Star Wars Celebration Orlando, 2017
Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, 2015

Awards:
2nd Place in Digital Art Category, Infected By Art: Volume 5, 2017
Nomination for Best Product Illustration, Chesley Awards, 2016