Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


John J Blumen

With an eclectic portfolio that runs the gamut from industrial design to children’s books, Johns 35 year career in advertising, and publishing reflects his wide range of expertise in the multi-faceted world of illustration and design.


After years of perfecting his techniques with traditional media, John chose to apply his creative knowledge and artistic insight to the discipline of digital illustration.  This seamless transition from canvas to computer has yielded some of the most imaginative and thought-provoking imagery in John’s career.


John lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  His images grace the covers of books published by The penguin Group, Tor, Harcourt Publishing and Llewellyn Worldwide and a myriad of other publications and periodicals for clients ranging from Japan to the UK.  His work has also appeared in the fantasy art showcases Spectrum, Fantasy Art Now, and Aphrodisia.



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15227


  • Advertising
  • Book
  • Children
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction
  • Portrait
  • Products/Merchandise


  • Books
  • Children
  • Conceptual
  • Digital Paint
  • Packaging
  • Posters
  • Games/Entertainment