PJ Loughran (born Oct 4, 1973) is an American illustrator, musician and entrepreneur.


After graduating from the Parsons School of Design, Loughran began his career as in illustrator doing work for the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. He has created over 2,000 illustrations for publications and publishers including ESPN, Coca-Cola, Nike, Foot Locker, Guitar World, The Village Voice, Time and Harper's Magazine.[1]

Loughran is the former founder and CEO of Kerosene Creative Services,[2] which he sold in 2009 to Manifest Digital. He served as Chief Creative Officer of Manifest Digital for two years. In 2012, he founded The Distillery, a Chicago-based digital creative and social media agency. In 2013 Loughran sold the Distillery to Superfly Presents, where he is currently serving as Superfly's Executive Creative Director.[3]


Loughran is also a musician and songwriter. Since 2001, he has completed two full-length albums, "Grenadine" in 2001 and "Sunrise Run" in 2006.[4] Loughran has toured and opened for several prominent artists, including Maroon 5, R.E.M, Johnny Lang, Taj Mahal, Todd Rundgren, REO Speedwagon, and The North Mississippi All-Stars.

Loughran released his third album, "Spinning On" in the fall of 2012.[5]


  1. ^ Shepter, Joe. "Print Gallery | PJ Loughran". Adobe. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Drury, Amalie (April 2009). "Nine for 09". Modern Luxury. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Beltrone, Gabriel (March 18, 2013). "The Co-founder of Bonnaroo Discusses His Best Program of 2012 - Helping marketers tap entertainment". Advertising Age. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Loughran, PJ. "PJ Loughran". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Loughran, PJ. "PJ Loughran". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.