ART DIRECTOR / UX DESIGNER
Joe is the senior art director at REGROUP in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An experienced web designer, digital illustrator and fine artist, Joe has a love for locking up type and designing pretty much anything for new or existing brands.
He started his education studying special effects makeup and stop-motion animation for film in the Industrial Design Technology program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the late 90s. After working as an illustrator at 36squares in Holland, Michigan – crafting logos and beer label artwork for New Holland Brewing Company – Joe freelanced as a web & graphic designer for companies such as AI Film & Video, Duluth Trading Company and was the creative director at Synqronus Communications while living in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
He returned to school to earn a Web Design & Development certificate and his Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design & Illustration from Madison College. He now resides and works in his birthplace of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he can be found playing music, painting, building stringed instruments, or tending to his honeybees.