About me

It might seem strange that I get excited thinking about colors, typography and layout design, but my passion for all aspects of graphic design has remained strong throughout my career.

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Using a multi-lateral approach to research allows me to be a stronger critical thinker and develop solutions to creative problems.

Advanced Design Skills

Combining technical fine-art skills with digital know-how allows me to give clients that creative, authentic, edge on their competition.


Thinking ahead and implement strategies and concepts to put my clients a step ahead of the competition.

Education & Achievements

B.A. Media Arts

Bethany Lutheran College
2D Illustration/Graphic Design


2009- 2013
ISC Medical Covers 2017-2020
AOPT Magazine Covers 2017-2020


Lead Concept Illustrator
Dark Cloud Feature Films
ENO - a VR short film experience

Graphics Arts Designer, The Digital Ring Advertising Agency

July 2020 ─ Present

Creative Designer and Illustrator, Kinstler Design Co. Freelance

May 2017 ─ Present

- Wrote and presented proposals, designed websites, and illustrated logo and brand identities
- Create artwork for an array of Web and print projects. Including print advertisements, catalogs, and brochures, as well as creative for trade shows and corporate events.

Creative Production Designer, Madison Graphics Co.

January ─ July. 2020

- Conceptualized and designed highly creative large format vehicle wraps and murals
- Lead the graphic design team in collaborative design meetings and project direction.
- Hands-on with production including printing, laminating, trimming, and occasionally install.

Web and Brand Designer , Saris Cycling Group

April 2019 ─ October 2019

- Implemented and directed the creation of website assets, social media assets, and microsites
- Supported execution of social media and other online campaigns through the implementation of the required infrastructure.
- Managed design, development, release, and maintenance of company websites and other digital properties.
- Translated concepts and data into intriguing visuals for media outreach and e-commerce development.

Multimedia Designer, United Health Group

August 2017 ─ April 2019

- Collaborated with shareholders to institute and develop our metrics dashboards and improving visual and interface design.
 - Strategized with other UI designers to visualize the best design for the product owners.
 - Drafted and illustrated posters, brochures, and advertisements that supported service-line brand strategies.
- Produced interactive media projects utilizing HTML/CSS and other media applications.
- Creative Driving force behind design projects and worked with management to bring illustrative concepts to our company      initiatives and events.

This is how we win together.

Your creative partner - proven results that accelerate your business through impactful and authentic imagery. You focus on running your business - we got you covered for anything else that comes up.

Real companies. Real Success.
Nick. Gilman
Founder @GilmanForestry

...one of the best decisions I have made for my business. His talent and vision helped me get an awesome product."

Adam Vaal

The logo turned out beautifully! It has the clean, professional look that I wanted. Joe was responsive to my feedback and let me feel out the evolution of the logo design process. Kinstler Design Co. was a perfect fit for a company looking to re-imagine themselves like mine."

John Lepak

He rebuilt our whole website and was extremely communicative during the process. I highly recommend them and I plan on using them in the future for promotional and graphic needs."

Let's Get in Touch

Feel free to give me a shout at joseph@kinstlerdesign.com,
or shoot me a text or call at (224) 406-0376.