I observe life through steaming coffee and an energized imagination.

When that’s coupled with my rich background in writing, visual communication, and concept development, I become a barista of words and art. A craftsman. Someone who combines creative thought with meaningful substance, thereby allowing valuable messages to rise above the noise of our fast-paced society.

Joe Blend | Writer | Artist

My experience includes 16 years as a writer and online content developer—alongside some work in graphic design—within corporate, nonprofit, and freelance environments (view LinkedIn profile). But since outlining an array of formal details about my expertise is not my style, allow me to provide a less traditional narrative instead, one that’s still chock-full of rich information.

To begin, I own an antique Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter (built sometime between 1939 and 1943)…My favorite word is huzzah, but it holds only a narrow lead over betwixtMy favorite professor in college was Nikki Giovanni and it was her Introduction to Creative Writing course that sat and simmered in my mind, inspiring me to become a writer years later…When I was a kid, I once made my own toys using poster board, opaque tape, and crayons…As for books, I’m currently reading The End of Mr. Y, by Scarlett Thomas; it’s a thrilling story about a mysterious disappearance and an even more mysterious book…And last but certainly not least, I love a good Christopher Walken meme.