Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Thomas Hoover

From a very young age, I have always been fascinated by the technical aspects of things. I believe the

subtle details are what truly make the difference between something good versus something great. This

philosophy has not only guided my entire life, but it is most demonstrated within my art career. Every

project I embark on, whether simple or complex, encompasses this philosophy. I take the critical time

upfront to study and research techniques so that I am poised to create from a place of excellence in

achieving the optimal outcome for my clients. I create with the mindset that great design takes planning,

practice and refinement. I’ve demonstrated that consistently throughout my career. I’ve schooled under

some of the greatest artists in the world including, Mark Fredrickson, Jürek, David Kimble, etc. Learning

David Kimble’s technique was influential in fine-tuning my craft. He gave me the confidence, patience

and appreciation for the finer details and not taking shortcuts within the creative process. A quote I once

saw articulates this perfectly “quality takes just a little longer”. I strive for that in each and every design I

create knowing that the end result will produce high-end illustrations and tangible results for the

organizations and clients I best serve.


Lutz, Pennsylvania 33558
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  • Portrait
  • Fashion & Lifestyle
  • Advertising


  • Animals
  • Conceptual
  • Digital Paint
  • Pittsburgh
  • Sports