About Us

Urban Octopus

art by Jere Dean

Illustrator + Designer + Photographer + Printmaker


From Philadelphia originally, living in San Diego, California... I walk the streets and observe the little things in life...I create thoughts and odd perspective through my art...I'm handmade, DIY, experimental and think outside the BOX...I LOVE to teach INSPIRATION...from the things I learn... Urban Octopus started 20 years ago with a simple idea...I can do this and make a happy living!!

URBAN OCTOPUS studio gallery / San Diego, California  /

by appointment only, please text 619.850.8225

If your local or visiting San Diego you can visit me at my Tiny Store Gallery / Creative Space in Shelter Island / Point Loma area, a variety of original art, prints, posters, wood prints, stickers and vintage items sold here...inventory and art changes frequently at the tiny store....

please text me directly for weekly open hours. 619-850-8225 or send me a meassage....Contact me

tiny store tiny store

tiny store

or visit me at one of my awesome weekend markets...I always LOVE to meet people in person and explain the process of my art...

Current San Diego Local markets: 

Saturday 8am-2pm Little Italy Mercato  Urban Octopus booth is located on Date next to Amici Park in the heart of Little Italy....this is an incredible farmers market full of organic veggies, local treats, and a ton of local, handmade artisans like my self...super fun for the whole family to spend the day exploring....

Little Italy Market

Little Italy Market

Sunday 9am-2pm Hillcrest Farmers Market Urban Octopus booth is located on the corner Normal Ave and University Ave in the heart of Hillcrest ....this is an epic market full of farmers, food vendors, handmade artisans like my self and small businesses...surrounded by restaurants and pubs, super fun for the whole family to spend the day exploring our awesome urban city!

Hillcrest marketHillcrest Market

Available for large custom work / graphic design and private printmaking workshops {appointments only} please text 619.850.8225

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