THE COFFEE KLATCH

[ philosophy, what i do, +Fun Facts ]

I would like to extend handshakes and high fives, dear readers, for it's through this introduction that I hope to develop meaningful collaborations steeped in creative visual thinking. So, without further ado, my name is Joe Blend and I'm a Creative Communicator and professional Coffee fanatic.
WHAT i do.   .      .I've never been someone who enjoys bullet points, so please permit my portfolio to speak for itself. Grant my words, throughout this site, the chance to STIR your curiosity. And understand that only a proper conversation—via email, phone, or video chat—can answer questions and determine how my work can assist you.
WHY i do it.     ..I enjoy exploring and interpreting what I see in order to create something new and informative. Form and function. Learning + growth, for everyone involved.
+ HOW it's accomplished. .      .I observe life through steaming coffee and an energized imagination, which allows me to interpret our world in a manner that caffeinates the brain space. That means I refuse to serve watered-down creativity within the artistic equivalent of a Styrofoam cup. I’m inspired by the notion that less is more, which means every ingredient in my work is selected with care. And I believe in authenticity, which allows the work and its message to rise above the noise in a world where sensory overload is par for the course.
Vail Henry, former Creative Director at Identity Guard: “Joe is a master of raw creative exploration. His deep inventiveness has been of great help to some of the core brainstorming my creative team has done for the past few months. It’s a delight to find such a quick and nimble mind that connects so well with other artists to round out a room of designers.” (on LinkedIn)
On a side note, I consume 3-4 cups of delicious java daily, and believe me when I say I thoroughly enjoy each one. When I was a kid, I once made my own toys using poster board, opaque tape, and crayons, because I couldn’t afford the toy-store versions. Furthermore, I’m a 44-year-old adult who proudly owns a Hogwarts t-shirt. My favorite word is huzzah, but it holds only a narrow lead over betwixt. And last but certainly not least, I love a good Christopher Walken meme.​​​​​​​

“Don’t mistake legibility for communication.”David Carson
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