Joe Bodus


My name is Joseph Bodus. I am a local graphic artist/illustrator from St. Louis, MO. I’ve been creating art ever since I was a kid. I would say that I am not your typical graphic artist. My passion for art was the driving force that led me to further my education and pursue the field of Graphic Design and Illustration. I received my associate degree in Graphic Communication from St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley and my BFA in Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. After graduating I moved back to St. Louis. It was shortly after that I found my inspiration. My main focus is pencil drawings of local St. Louis historical buildings, landmarks and sports. I also paint and do digital/computer graphic designs as well.

Several years ago I was laid off from my full time job as a graphic designer when I decided to started doing art shows as a way to create some income until I found new employment. I noticed the amazing response I was getting back from people about my work so I continued to do shows. After some time passed I decided to start a part time art business called (JB Design & Illustration). During that time I got myself in an art gallery and continued to get great feedback. About a year and half went by before I found full-time employment again. I still continued to do art shows as a way to supplement my income. After five and half year of working as a full time graphic/web designer and doing my business part-time I was once again laid off. Because art has always been a passion of mine and my business was growing I decided to take a leap of faith by stepping out and taking my business to the next level. Now that I am full-time with my business I believe in my heart it was the right decision. I love what I do and look forward to seeing were my art can take me.

To follow me you can like me on Facebook at You can also check out my website where you can view all my artwork at

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