About Me

I am a bit of a jack-of-all trades but have mastered many. I excel at Graphic Design, Illustration, Print Media, Social Media & Web Design, (as well as Copywriting) and have also developed skills in App Design & Wordpress. My main passion is Graphic Design. I love to create and bring the client's ideas to life. I have been in Customer Service and sales, and therefore I have a lot of experience with keeping clients happy along the way. I also have over five years of experience with managing my own graphic design & marketing company, so I know how to meet deadlines, and manage myself as well as others.

I'm a hard working people person, and I know how to get you exactly what you want, and possibly even what you didn't know you wanted. I love building morale, and being a team player. I know how to be a self-motivator and can work independently. I am teachable and always looking to learn more, and stay current in an ever-changing field. I endeavor to be the absolute best that I can be, no matter the circumstance.

Contact Details

Joel Mann
P.O. Box 5934
Traverse City, MI 49696 US
(616) 528-0673


Thunderstruck Media Group LLC


May 2009 - Current

I started my own company, handling clients from all over the nation, and did work in all the areas below: - Marketing - Graphic Design - Branding - Social Media - Media & Marketing Consulting - Website Design - Digital Video Design & Editing - Photography & Photo Editing - CMS - SEO - CRM - Application Development - Copywriter

Light House Properties/RRES

Chief Marketing Director

Jan 2007 - Jan 2014

My duties included: - Marketing - Graphic Design - Social Media - Web Design - Photography & Photo Editing - Presentations & Active Sales Involvement

Other Work Experience

86th District Court - Criminal/Traffic Clerk

Nov. 2015 - July 2016

- Customer Service, Cashier Services (Ticket fees, Court fees, Probation fees), Data Entry, Bond Posting & Application, Entering & Filing Cases, Scheduling Court Hearings.

Wireless Zone - Sales Executive

Aug. 2012 - Jan. 2014

- Sales, Customer Service, Customer Retention, IT Development, & Social Media.

Absinthe (band) - Bass Player/Vocals

July 2010 - July 2011

- Bass Player for the Grand Rapids band Absinthe.

Cool Cat Entertainment - DJ & MC

Aug. 2005 - December 2006

- I was an interactive mobile DJ & MC for Weddings, Corporate Events, Political Fundraisers and Parties.


Northwestern Michigan College

Visual Communications AAS (In Process)2016-Current

Attending for an Assoc. in Applied Science degree in Visual Communications

Davenport University

Marketing BBA(3 Years) • May 2010

Completed 3 Years of a Bachelors in Business Administration degree in Marketing with a Minor in Digital Marketing

Technical Skills

Adobe Certified in Illustrator & Photoshop

Other Skills: Adobe CC, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Muse, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, Microsoft Office, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, SEO, Google Analytics

Client Testimonials

  • Joel has handled the development of our websites, graphics, and marketing and the work he has done is quite impressive. He has designed the product labels, websites, logos, and a multitude of other custom graphics with amazing professionalism. We highly recommend Joel Mann for anyone who needs to market themselves effectively in this new digital world - especially for ministry!

    Timothy Mann - Owner of Church Builders International & Head Elder at Present Truth Ministries
  • "I've known and have worked with Joel for a few years now. Great guy, solid bassist, and an awesome graphic designer. Whenever I need help with a website layout or a logo, Joel's usually the first person I call. "

    Thaddeus Kennedy, Web Developer with Imperial Computer Solutions & Drummer for Absinthe
  • Joel is a highly knowledgeable, hard-working person. He is also enjoyable to work with. He pays attention to the smallest details. I would highly recommend him!

    Donna Tashjian, Realtor with Keller Williams & Director of Acquisition, Loss Mitigation and Finance with RRES

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