I was born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area. I went to school at Tyler School of Art and received my BFA in Fine Arts. While on a field trip to the MET in New York City I meet my wife, Sara. After being together for a few years, Sara and I got married. During my time at Tyler, and after graduation, I worked in a print shop and started my own freelance business creating illustrations for editorial clients. Deciding to focus more on Graphic Design, I moved to Virginia to pursue my Master’s Degree. I graduated from Hollins University in 2015 with a MALS in Interdisciplinary Studies. Now my wife and I live in the Philadelphia area again with our beautiful daughter, Etta Grace.
Design skills include art direction, branding, graphic design, logo design, web design, front end development, interactive design, UX design, exhibition design, video production, and environmental design.
Coding and program skills include HTML5 and CSS3, Adobe CC (After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere), and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point).
Marketing skills include marketing campaign planning, email marketing, social media management, SEO implementation, media placement, and ROI analysis.
Hollins University. Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies. Concentration: Interdisciplinary / Visual Studies.
Tyler School of Art. Bachelors of Fine Arts. Concentration: Painting / Drawing.
Bucks County Techincal School. Certification in Commercial Art. Concentration: Commercial Art.
Joseph Mackereth Design. Principal.
01/2010 - Present
Freelance Design studio with an interdisciplinary approach. Clients and publications include: Philadelphia Magazine, Leisure Media 360, The Roanoker Magazine, Blue Ridge Country Magazine, The Virginia Journal of Education, Bride Book Magazine, Langhorne Open Space Inc., and Next Generation Designs. Capabilities and services include: art direction, branding, graphic design, logo design, print design, editorial design, web design, front end development, interactive design, UX design, video production, and environmental design.
Center in the Square. Marketing Manager.
03/2014 - Present
Design responsibilities include art direction, graphic design, web design, front end development, interactive design, UX design, exhibition design, and environmental design. Marketing responsibilities include marketing campaign planning, email marketing, social media management, SEO implementation, media placement, and ROI analyses. Managerial responsibilities include supervising employees, managing freelancers, liaison to vendors and clients, developing and managing marketing budget.
SML Signs. Graphic Designer.
03/2011 - 03/2014
Responsibilities include graphic design, file preparation, sign installation, supervising employees, and manage production schedule.
U-Haul. Digital Printer.
12/2003 - 03/2011
Responsibilities include creating/prepping artwork for the graphic division
of U-Haul and overseeing printing of graphics on a Gerber Edge FX Thermal Printer.
2015: SkillsUSA State Advertising Contest, Virginia
2014: SkillsUSA State Advertising Contest, Virginia