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Joe B.

Average rate
$75/hour
  • Joined March 2021

Storyteller | I am dedicated to filling minds of all ages with magic & adventure through fiction & illustrations.

  • Chantilly, VA, USA
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Joe B.
Chantilly, VA, USA

Worked with

Services

Categories

Content Design Strategy

Experience

Summary

My background is in writing and illustration. Furthermore, I have worked with marketing managers, graphic designers, website designers/developers, social media and communications professionals, executive management, creative directors, and creative teams.

Work history

Principal Storyteller & Creative Director
The studio fulfills its mission by crafting an array of whimsical storytelling experiences: playful combinations of writing, illustration, and publication that showcase miniature tales with profound messages.
American Retirement Association
Writer & Illustrator
I write copy for communication projects associated with member education, advocacy, networking, and event promotion. I also created character and narrative illustrations for special projects that include membership development and email campaigns.
Joe Blend & Company, LLC (freelance)
Writer & Illustrator
Projects included copywriting and editing for websites, sell sheets, a variety of blogs, and internal email campaigns; flash fiction, for a lifestyle blog; commissioned illustrations for a small business and individuals; and artwork sold at art events.

Portfolio

Illustration for The Werd Nerd

We created a digital illustration to accompany a flash-fiction narrative we wrote for The Werd Nerd, a one-woman freelance editing studio. The fiction and illustration were used in a circus-themed April Fools’ blog post designed to entertain her readers while conveying the value of a copyeditor.

Children's book illustration

This illustration is one of 10 for a children's book about inner beauty that my studio wrote and illustrated. It is slated for self-publication {in print} April 2021.

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Noncommissioned illustration sold as a print

This is a print from my studio's online shoppe that was purchased as a holiday gift by a customer.

Skills

Languages

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

Illustration Art Drawing Character Illustration Fiction Storytelling Creative Writing Book Design Children's Books

Tools

Procreate Autodesk SketchBook Adobe InDesign iPad Pro

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours only

Commitment

  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Education Health & Wellness Kids & Parenting PR & Communications Professional Services