I am an illustrator who uses atmosphere and light to create dream-like images with texture for projects in book publishing, editorial, and entertainment fields. ​I also am a guest artist lecturer. 

As a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, I earned my MFA and BFA in Illustration. I have taught as an adjunct instructor at such places as Syracuse University, Cazenovia College, and Pratt's Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. 

My work has appeared in juried shows and exhibitions through the Society of Illustrators of New York/Los Angeles, 3x3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Infected By Art, ICON (National Illustration Conference), Lucca Comics & Games' Overluk Annual, The Hive Gallery, Rogue Space Gallery, and the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Creative Quarterly also ranked my work as part of the "100 Best Illustrations of 2016".

A select list of my clients include Syracuse Opera, Syracuse University Publications, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Say Yes To Education, and Virginia Living Magazine. I have also been acquired into the private collection of the Oneida Indian Nation.


My work has been featured in ImagineFX Magazine and international blogs such as Creative Boom, Creative Digest, and Supersonic ArtI am also a member of the Society of Illustrators.

Joseph M. Murphy | 315-447-5830 |  jmmurphyillustrator@yahoo.com