Joe is Associate Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He teaches classes in Two-Dimensional Design, Time Motion, Graphic Design and Electronic Media, and is a freelance designer whose projects include print, web and video productions.
He has studied with many noted designers including Paul Rand, Armin Hoffman, Kenneth Hiebert, Philip Burton, Alvin Eisenman and Richard Sapper. Joe has been a guest speaker and critic at local universities and organizations including Drexel, LaSalle and Villanova Universities; the University of the Sciences; the Liberty Museum Philadelphia; and the PA Association of Secondary Schools and College Admissions Counselors.
He has received awards from the American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA), American Association of Museums (AAM), Art Director’s Club (ADC), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and University and College Designer’s Association (UCDA). His work has been exhibited nationally in New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and internationally in Tianjin and Singapore.
Clients include H2L2 Architects; LRSLA Landscape Architects; Temple University Tyler School of Art; Harry N. Abrams New York; Diane Mitnick Public Relations; Branabel Kids; Oxford Circus Specialty Toys; and books and numerous museum exhibition catalogs for architects, book designers, glass artists, illustrators, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors and cultural organizations.
He has edited video interviews of sculptor Albert Paley, furniture designer Wendell Castle, ceramic artist William Daley, and is co-producing with Dan Dailey an artists’ portfolio and career video series.
“My teaching philosophy is closely linked to my personal philosophy about art and its profound communicative powers,” he says. “Teaching, for me, is an opportunity to help guide individuals in their search for meaning in themselves and our world, and to instill in them a sense of the responsibility that comes with the power to influence others.”