Hi there, I’m Joe.

A multi-disciplinary designer based in Frederick, MD

Print  |  Web  |  Social  |  Apparel & Merch  |  Illustration  |  Video Editing

Hi there,
I’m Joe.

A multi-disciplinary designer
based in Frederick, MD

Print  |  Web  |  Social
Apparel & Merch  |  Illustration
Video Editing

A little bit of history.

About

Your message is my mission.

I believe design is about more than making the client look good. While image definitely factors, the reality is that it goes far beyond that. Great design requires not only understanding the client’s vision, but a passion for exploration, genuine curiosity, and a knack for creative problem solving. From signage to publications to websites, videos, apparel and merch, my multi-disciplinary approach is ideal for clients who want to exhibit consistency across a variety of platforms and media formats.

“What’s up with the pictures?” I’m glad you asked! As a designer based in Frederick, Maryland, the inescapable charm of this city has become part of my inspiration. While the authenticity of downtown and openness of Baker Park are indeed major draws, this town wouldn’t be what it is without its people. That’s why local nonprofits that make a difference (like the Frederick Rescue Mission) are so important to me.

Education

The Art Institute of York, Pennsylvania
York, PA
Major: Graphic Design
2005

Experience

Freelance Design (Various Clients)
Branding, Websites, Promotions, Magazines, YouTube management
2008-Present

Frederick County Association of REALTORS® (FCAR)
Communications Director

2021-Present

FCF Church
Lead Designer & Production Manager
Print and web design, brand management, social media, app design & management, apparel & merch, physical and digital signage, video production, live presentation elements
2015-2020

Diversions Publications, Inc.
Senior Graphic Designer
Ad design & editorial layout for 100+ issues of Frederick Magazine and sister publications, client handling, prepress, WordPress CMS
2005-2015

Specialties

Graphic Design
Primary Tools: Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Obsessive doodling

Video Editing
Primary Tools: Final Cut Pro, Compression software, Obscure movie references

Social Media & Communications
Primary Tools: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Short form copywriting

Let’s get to work.

Portfolio

Introductions are nice and all, but let’s admit it—
this is the part you’re really here to see.

The samples below include a mixture of content from day jobs, freelance clients, and courtesy nonprofit work. While the pieces are roughly categorized, nearly all of the work ended up crossing between different platforms and mediums (e.g., designs for print being resized/reformatted for social media, etc.).

Introductions are nice and all,
but let’s admit it—this is the part
you’re really here to see.

The samples below include a mixture of content from day jobs, freelance clients, and courtesy nonprofit work. While the pieces are roughly categorized, nearly all of the work ended up crossing between different platforms and mediums (e.g., designs for print being resized/reformatted for social media, etc.).

Introductions are nice and all, but let’s admit it—this is the part you’re really here to see.

The samples below include a mixture of content from day jobs, freelance clients, and courtesy nonprofit work. While the pieces are roughly categorized, nearly all of the work ended up crossing between different platforms and mediums (e.g., designs for print being resized/reformatted for social media, etc.).

Magazine Layout

Speaker Series Branding

Speaking Series Graphic:
Series graphic: The Really Good News
Series graphic: Sometimes You Just Have To
Series graphic: 2020 Vision
Series graphic: Live Out the Love
Series graphic: Keys
Graphic: Revive Youth Retreat

Web Design

Built with

Wordpress

As lead creative at my previous job, online presence became one of my main responsibilities. Through a process of collaboration, the site’s redesign was planned, executed, and overseen by my team (eventually totaling over 100 pages). It has since departed from that vision, but the screeenshots here are a representative glimpse of my work.

To view my most recent project, visit Key City Church.

Logos & Identity

Speaking Series Graphic:
Logo: Key City Church
Dan Ryan Builders Mission 10 Miler
Series graphic: Live Out the Love
Graphic: Revive Youth Retreat
Series graphic: Keys

Apparel & Merch

Illustration

Video Editing

Like what you see?

Contact

Want to see more work or chat face to face?

Go ahead and fill out the form below to begin our conversation. I am open to accepting freelance work, but my number one priority is making sure the project is a good fit for your needs. If you’re in a hurry or would rather talk on the phone, you can reach me at my Google Voice number.

Want to see more work
or chat face to face?

Go ahead and fill out the form below to begin our conversation. I am open to accepting freelance work, but my number one priority is making sure the project is a good fit for your needs. If you’re in a hurry or would rather talk on the phone, you can reach me at my Google Voice number.

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