Jay Farley


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


Born in Detroit, MI in 1980. Currently live in Chicago, IL




What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


My mother was my influence to get me drawing and painting since I was very young. Saturday morning cartoons as well.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


 Never had any ties to skateboarding other than playing Tony Hawk on Playstation back in the day.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


One of my favorites has to be James Jean.


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


When Im not creating art Im usually out with friends and family enjoying life. Traveling, and exploring new experiences.



Who are your biggest influences?


My brother, good friend and great artist Jason Seiler and a number of great artists that I find from time to time.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I mostly work with oils. Then I do other projects with Photoshop painting on the Wacom tablet.



Anything else you want to tell?


I have formal training in Fine Art through the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Graduated 2007 with a BFA focusing in Illustration. Worked as a storyboard artist for three years in advertising with Lou Beres and Associates. Have a number of freelance gigs with Illinois Department of Transportation ( Click it or Ticket and Drunk Driving campaigns), Ohio Art, XM Radio print ads, Patron Ad, a children's book called "The Christmas Train" and a number of toy packaging designs. Just to name a few accomplishments.