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.
Owner/DesignerMay 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
Chief Marketing DirectorJan 2007 - Jan 2014
My duties included: - Marketing - Graphic Design - Social Media - Web Design - Photography & Photo Editing - Presentations & Active Sales Involvement
86th District Court - Criminal/Traffic ClerkNov. 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 ExecutiveAug. 2012 - Jan. 2014
- Sales, Customer Service, Customer Retention, IT Development, & Social Media.
Absinthe (band) - Bass Player/VocalsJuly 2010 - July 2011
- Bass Player for the Grand Rapids band Absinthe.
Cool Cat Entertainment - DJ & MCAug. 2005 - December 2006
- I was an interactive mobile DJ & MC for Weddings, Corporate Events, Political Fundraisers and Parties.
Visual Communications AAS (In Process)•2016-Current
Attending for an Assoc. in Applied Science degree in Visual Communications
Marketing BBA(3 Years) • May 2010
Completed 3 Years of a Bachelors in Business Administration degree in Marketing with a Minor in Digital Marketing
Adobe Certified in Illustrator & Photoshop
Logo, Branding, Graphic, & Web Design for the new ThunderstruckMG
Website & Social Media, as well as Social Media Management for local Beulah, MI Cafe - Blue Caribou Cafe.
Logo Design & Branding for Essential Oils company, Oils To Your Health.Graphic Design, Logo Design, Branding
Album cover & print merchandise for Grand Rapids, MI based, Alternative Rock band - Absinthe.'Illustration, Branding, Photoshop
Logo Design & Branding for a health and wellness company.Graphic Design, Logo, Branding
Book Cover design for Darice Taylor, educational author.Graphic Design, Book Cover Design
Logo & Branding for local non-profit, TAG.Graphic Design, Logo Design, Branding
New Logo & Branding for Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate Investing & Consulting Company - Rapid Real Estate Solutions.Graphic Design, Illustration, Branding
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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