Mar. 2004 / Current
Founder and Owner of Joshua Clay Art
Illustration / Concept Art / Design / Motion Graphics / Fine Art
My creative freelance endeavors have provided me with a wide range of skills and experiences. Below I’ve outlined a few of the clients and projects I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past 9 years.

On Going and Previous Freelance Clients Include
Fall Out Boy / Linkin Park / Nine Inch Nails / Brian "Head" Welch / All Time Low / Gym Class Heroes / Harper Collins Publishers / EXIT Concerts / 42 Entertainment / Atlantic Records / Fueled by Ramen / XLibris / CRUSH Management / Urban Music Group / MTV Staying Alive Foundation / Matthew Stawski / The Glue Network / Jedidiah Clothing / Blizzard Entertainment / Refused TV/ Double Eagle Metals / SubAtomic Studios

West Town Tattoo / Tattoo Apprentice / http://www.westtowntattoo.com/
I'm currently a Tattoo apprentice at West Town Tattoo, a Custom Tattoo Studio located at
1907 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago, IL

MAY 2013 / APRIL 2014
MasterMind Ink / Tattoo Apprentice / http://www.mastermindink.com/
Tattoo apprentice at MasterMind Ink, a Custom Tattoo Studio located at
4407 N Clark St. in Chicago, IL

APRIL 2012 / AUG 2012
SubAtomic Studios / http://subatomicstudios.com/
2D Background art for the Iphone and Andriod game FieldRunners 2

Jan. 2010 / Current
Brian “Head” Welch / Harper Collins Publishers

Working directly with Brian Welch, former lead guitarist/co-founder of the multiplatinum band KoRn on several ongoing projects such as book illustrations for his latest book, apparel designs and album artwork. My contribution to Brian’s team has lead to a sold out apparel line and a New York Times best seller featuring 22 full page illustrations that have received much praise from old fans and new readers alike.

Nov. 2008 / Dec. 2009
Refused TV / Director Matthew Stawski
Worked to create music videos for two internationally recognized bands. It was my responsibility to work directly beside Grammy Nominated director Matthew Stawski as the creative director in creating characters, backgrounds and other artistic elements that would adhere to the clients strict vision and exceed their management companies expectations on a strict deadline and a shoe string budget.

March 2008 / Nov. 2009
Atlantic Records / Gym Class Heroes / CRUSH Management
I worked as the creative point of contact between Atlantic Records, CRUSH Management and front man Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. My job was to help realize the band’s artistic vision for their new album “The Quilt”, while still adhering to their Record Label and Management Companies’ requests and restrictions in order to target a specific demographic. The album debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The success of the artwork in helping to tie the album’s concepts together into a polished product has lead to additional work with Travis McCoy including working with MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation in late 2009.

Feb. 2007 / Jan. 2008
42 Entertainment / Trent Reznor / Year Zero
I was brought into a small team of artists put together by 42 Entertainment in order to help multi platinum artist Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails in the creation and execution of an Alternate Reality Game called Year Zero. This global marketing project was to be a build up to his 2007 and 2008 album releases. We created several guerilla style murals and paintings on the streets of Los Angeles, CA and London, UK which were designed in a way to include certain hidden messages that when deciphered lead to a free private concert. The Year Zero project was a huge success and lead to several interviews ranging from VH1 and MTV to Rolling Stones Magazine.


July 2008
“Un Autre Monde”
ThinkSpace Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

March 2008
“The Midnight Parade”
Distinction Gallery / San Diego, CA

July 2007
ThinkSpace Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

October 2006
“Leave the Mystery Behind”
{Open} / Long Beach, CA

September 2004
“An Intimate Journey”
Three Pines Gallery / Cross Village, MI


April 2009
Two person exhibit with Devin "Ekundayo" Reid / AdHoc Gallery / NYC

January 2008
“Stan Lee Tribute Show”
Gallery 1988 / Los Angeles, CA

November 2007
“Tales from the Wonderland II”
Dorothy Circus Gallery / Rome, Italy

February 2007
Limited Addiction Gallery / Denver, CO

February 2007
“Dark Hearts and Broken Vows”
Strychnin Gallery / NYC

December 2006
Distinction Gallery / San Diego, CA

December 2006
“Naughty or Nice”
Thinkspace Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

November 2006
Compound Gallery / Portland, OR

July 2006
“Bergamont Invasion II”
Copro Nason Gallery / Santa Monica, CA


Aug. 2010
One Love for Chi - Pomona Fairplex, CA
EXIT Concerts / The Whosoevers
A free concent event put on for the family of Chi Cheng from the Deftones in order to raise money to help with growing hospital bills.

Sept. 2009
Fashioning Hope - Las Vegas Convention Center, NV
The Glue Network / Jedidiah Clothing
Painted a mural with a small team of artists at the Magic clothing convention in Las Vegas to be auctioned off to raise money for the Invisible Children Organization.

Feb. 2009
Hope Farmers - Las Vegas Convention Center, NV
The Glue Network / Jedidiah Clothing
Painted a mural with a small team of artists at the Magic clothing convention in Las Vegas to be auctioned off to raise money to benefit StandUp for Kids.

Sept. 2007
Green 4 Green - San Diego Convention Center, CA
The Glue Network / Action Sports Retailers
Painted a mural with a small team of artists at ASR San Diego to help raise money for various Environmental Organizations.

April 2007
The Freedom Project - Hotel Menage in Anaheim, CA
The Glue Network / Fuel TV
Painted a large mural with a group of artists in support of the International Justice Mission
(IJM), a human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, and slavery.


Sept. 2005 / May 2007
Apprenticeship at Fontana Studios - Long Beach, CA
Studio Assistant / Gallery Installations / Murals

Sept. 2002 / May 2004
The College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
Illustration / Fine Art

Sept. 2001 / Sept. 2002
Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, IL
Media Arts and Animation

Digital Media: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dream Weaver, After Effects, Computer Proficient

Analog Media: Pen, Pencil, Acrylic, Oil, Water Color, Guache, Charcoal, Pastels, Crayons

Interests: Computers, Games, Gadgets, Smart Phones, Wood Working, Craft Beers