Janet Murphy | J. Murphy Designs

Watercolor Art, Illustration & Design

Janet Murphy
J. Murphy Designs
Artist Bio

I learned early that art was something to love. Growing up with an artistic family and creative friends encouraged me to doodle, draw, paint, and pursue a career in art.

A professional illustrator and graphic designer at J. Murphy Designs, I have been an Independent Contractor in Idaho since 1992. I have also worked professionally in-house for corporate creative departments.

My illustration mediums currently include watercolor and digital illustration. I acquired many of my techniques through travel and life experience as well as through college classes on Advertising Art. Always learning, I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Information Technology. My current illustration and digital design projects blend creativity, and visual design for digital and print publishing.


Art Portfolio & Commissions

Digital Illustration & Graphic Design



A children's picture book

critterstory is a a picture book written by Niki LeClair and illustrated by Janet Murphy. Published in 2018, critterstory features four poems that follow critters in nature with an emphasis on the joy they bring. Learn “I Want a Horse,” the song of little Niki who wants a palomino horse. Wonder at Beulah the beautiful basset hound who lies by the heater (instead of being outside where the dogs could meet her). Imagine the glimpse of sandhill cranes as they fly by, and giggle at a feisty fox as he romps and searches for a mouse below the snow.