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Joe B.

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  • 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



Content Design Strategy



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.


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.




Native or bilingual proficiency


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


Procreate Autodesk SketchBook Adobe InDesign iPad Pro


Seeking work


  • Available during business hours only


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


Industries I love

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