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ABOUT JOE
 

Joe loves storytelling. He is a passionate artist, designer, writer, and director who makes picture books, fine art, film, and animation.

Joe was raised in the little town of Laceyville, PA, and attended college at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He quickly moved into illustration and caricatures, followed by animation and advertising in New York City. From here fate and collaboration took over, tossing him to Louisiana.

Joe has worked on Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning productions in animation. He has also illustrated a New York Times-bestselling picture book. Joe now lives in Louisiana with his wife and menagerie of pets, making the things he loves.

Joe also enjoys people, so please say hello.

 

Past Clients and Collaborators:
FOX, Virgin Media, MTV, Nickelodeon, CAA, Chipotle, Dolby, Amazon, Nestle, Autodesk, Amplify, Microsoft, Scholastic, Penguin-Random House, Simon&Schuster

Project Recognitions Include:
Academy Award, Emmys, Golden Lions, Clios, Art Director Guild Award, Addys, Webby Award, ISCA Golden Nosey, Christopher Award, New York Times-Bestseller
 

CV / Resume:

Employers (benchmarks; does not encompass all work):
2002-2008   -   Kaman's Art Shoppes   -   Lead Artist and Trainer
2007-2009   -   SO! Animation   -   Concept Artist, Character Designer, and Modeler
2009-2015   -   Moonbot Studios   -   Designer, Story Artist, Lead Artist, Art Director, Director
2015-2017   -   Swaybox Studios   -   Designer, Story Artist, Art Director, DP, co-director
2016-current   -   Sweet Cloud Studios   -   Owner, Director, Artist, Goofball for various clients

Projects (a sample; this is not a complete list of all past projects):
Virgin Media TV (Mick H, Mel B, Kelly O) • Morris Lessmore (film, app, book - Moonbot) • SUPER (film) • The Scarecrow (Chipotle/CAA/Moonbot) • The NUMBERLYS (Moonbot & Amazon) • The Cask of Amontillado (Amplify/Moonbot) • SILENT (Dolby/Moonbot) • TBA puppet film (Swaybox) • Space Monkey King (Marza) • Hanazuki (Hasbro) • various book illustration (Moonbot/Simon&Schuster) • Optipro Protes (Nestle/SP) • The Extincts (Cirrina/Dwarf/Moonbot) • The Magician's Secret (Tundra/PRH)