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 17 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


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


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If your local or visiting San Diego you can visit me and my pop-up shop in person at one of my local weekly awesome markets...I always LOVE to meet people in person and explain the process of my art...

Current San Diego Local market:

Saturday 8-2 Little Italy Mercato  Urban Octopus booth is located on Date and corner of Kettner 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....

Sunday 10-4 Gaslamp Artisan Market Urban Octopus booth is located on 5th Avenue and corner of Market in the heart of Downtown San Diego....this is an epic market full 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!



Urban Octopus old studio, ( pics of new studio coming soon 2020 )