Joel graduated from Texas State University in 1991. Since then, he has worked for small graphic design firms, Fortune 500 companies, and even ran his own design business for a time. These experiences afforded Joel the opportunity to work in a number of capacities, including art directing for photo shoots and package design management. He enjoys applying his wide range of design experience, which includes logo and branding development, print design, packaging, and wayfinding/signage systems.
Over the years, professional organizations from across the country have recognized his work, including the New York Type Directors Club, Graphis magazine, HOW magazine, PRINT Magazine, the Austin Ad Federation, and Austin’s chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In addition, books such as Creating Great Design on a Limited Budget, by Lee Chartier and Scott Mason and LogoLounge 8 and 10, by Bill Gardner & Anne Hellman, featured his designs.
In his free time he enjoys everything from traveling to shopping to collecting old vintage signs and walking and playing with his new puppy "Polo".
From 2016-2018, Joel served as TSHA Senior Graphic Designer and is still the TSHA graphic designer on a freelance basis, designing various items such as the Riding Line, Touchstone, Texas Historian and various other graphic design the association needs.
- Designer, Print and Web (2016)