Alan Hobscheid works as an artist in oil painting, digital art, and photography. Hobscheid's subject matter ranges from landscapes and still lifes to images inspired by Jewish texts.  He developed a series of digitally manipulated images based on the biblical story of Jonah, investigating the nature of faith and fate.

Hobscheid is a trained cartographer and draftsman and has produced maps for a book on copper artists of Michoacán, Mexico.  He also teaches geography at Roosevelt University.