Before attending the Pratt Institute to get his BFA in Communications Design, Joe was an assistant and second shooter at Tammy Swales Studio in his hometown of Rochester, NY, photographing weddings and other parties and events. This laid the groundwork for Joe to go on to work for Annie Leibovitz during his time at school. He assisted in photoshoots for numerous magazine covers, ads, and editorials for a range of clients, including Vanity Fair and Vogue, working on many of the shoots that made up the 125th Anniversary Vogue September Issue. After that, Joe went on to work for Milk, a cultural ecosystem focused on empowering new generations of creatives. Here he was a graphic designer and photographer for Milk.xyz, Milk’s online editorial platform. During his time there, Joe developed a visual system for their company’s Instagram Stories, and photographed visual and musical artists, like Misha Kahn and Tricky, to be published online. After this, Joe spent a summer in his hometown where he taught an event photography workshop at the Flower City Arts Center. Upon his return to NYC, Joe was offered a post-graduation internship at Sagmeister & Walsh. Having to fill almost a year until then, Joe began working under Richard Christiansen at Chandelier Creative, doing work for many clients in retail, fashion, hospitality, and luxury, such as Planned Parenthood, Target, and the Jane Goodall Foundation. At Sagmeister & Walsh, Joe is a design and production intern, developing an understanding of what it takes to run a creative agency from both the business side and the creative side. During his time there, he has had the opportunity to help launch and be on the inaugural team of Jessica Walsh’s new agency, &Walsh. On top of this, Joe works as a freelance photographer, designer, and creative consultant, having worked with Wieden + Kennedy and Chappy App, and photographing events by Beats by Dr. Dre, Milk Makeup, Hendrick’s Gin, Magnum Photography, and the rap group Migos, for their Culture II album release.