is an artist, designer, writer, and director who makes picture books, fine art, film, and animation.
After attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, he quickly moved into illustration and caricatures, followed by animation and advertising, in New York City.
From advertising Joe moved into original storytelling, where he led Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning productions in animation. He has also illustrated a New York Times-bestselling picture book.
Joe now lives in Louisiana with his wife and menagerie of pets, making the things he loves.