About

The artist behind the illustrations

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, I grew up surrounded by mountains and found fulfillment exploring the numerous nearby canyons by bike. When I was 10 years old my mom signed me up for some private art lessons after school (thanks mom!). Although I've been a dabbling artist on and off since then, it wasn't until fall of 2014 that I decided to open up shop and sell some of my pen & ink bicycle illustrations. The real, honest reason for doing so? I wanted to save up some extra money to buy my dream bike (which I no longer own, to be clear). Since opening my shop, however, I have been thrilled by the response to my artwork and have developed a true passion for creating quality, lasting prints for my customers.

 

In fall 2017 I decided to expand my artistic interests to include automobiles, with a particular focus on older Volkswagen and Porsche models. My pen & ink style also transitioned at this time to digital, but the same technical detail that I aim to portray with my sketches still remains the key focus of my work.

As of 2018, my art can be found hanging on walls in more than 1,500 homes and businesses across the world, including Basso Bicycle headquarters in Treviso, Italy, the Campagnolo headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, and Bianchi Bicycles and Cafe in Milan, Italy. There are many more miles to go with my art and I hope you come along for the ride!

-Jake Hoj

Find me on Instagram! @hoj_art