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Joel is an illustrator based in the village of Westport, Ontario, Canada.

He enjoys illustrating portraits, icons and narrative and conceptual pieces. He takes inspiration from vintage tinted photographs and postcards– their color schemes and textures mostly.

He loves the imagery of the Great Depression, farming and farm equipment, factories, piers and rural landscapes. He enjoys drawing buildings, and again, especially ones from the early 1900s. Animals are also a favorite subject, as well as all kinds of coral. There are many, many more things he also loves to draw (pigeons, water towers, loggers, dory boats).

Joel also illustrates card designs for Papillon Press, a letterpress stationery company owned by his wife, Chantal. Their cards are sold in shops across North America.

When he isn’t busy with any of the above, he enjoys throwing sticks with his beagles, Peanut and Pistache, playing basketball (not with the beagles though), reading, and sketching outdoors.

Joel is a part of the award-winning collective, IlloConfidential.


Your Dreams My Nightmares. Audio Interview with Sam Weber.

With designer/art director Chris Skiles

For Joel’s client list, please click the + button in the bottom left-hand corner of the page.

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