Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend! I know I haven’t been on here for a short while but I am back for a new entry. I received an amazing testimonial from one of my great clients Leanna Baucum from the Texas area. I have worked with her for a few years starting with graphics for her personal training business to our second photoshoot at the beach. I got to see my logo design on her shirts on TV with Daytime with Kimberly & Esteban and her feature in PopSugar Fitness. It is always great working with her. Thank you again on this amazing video testimonial. Please view it below! It’s awesome.

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Happy Saturday! Hope everyone had a great productive week.

Finished new trifold brochure graphics for a project this week I designed for CPT Sally Allgaier. Always a pleasure working with her. Looking forward to seeing the printed results very soon.

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Giving special thanks to The Fox Shop for this cool collaboration on a few photography products in my camera bag. Thank you to the team at the Fox Shop for contacting me on this gracious opportunity to share my favorite products I use for my photoshoots.
A slideshow is attached to view the products I use at regularly at my photoshoots pending on the location and present lighting scenario.
The link to view my product selections and viewing of some of my photography work. ! Great other collaborators on the site!

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Happy Thursday! Had a nice Tuesday evening attending my first book tour for author Chris Guillebeau promoting his new book, “100 Side Hustles” and it showcased his best stories with 100 amazing people of their side businesses/gigs he covered in his podcast. His hit podcast, Side Hustle School is also a great listen and it was great meeting him for a minute in person since we had to leave the premises due to closing time of the library. He is a great inspiration for people having their side hustles while having a day job or turning the side hustle to a full time job. He did sign my book and I am looking forward to reading it to gain oversight into these successful side hustles. Thank you Chris!

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PhotoBooth pics with 100 Side Hustles Book during the official launch of the book,                                                    June 4th, 2019 at Santa Monica Library!

PhotoBooth pics with 100 Side Hustles Book during the official launch of the book, June 4th, 2019 at Santa Monica Library!

MY DAY AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR AIGA LOS ANGELES LECTURE "Creativity without Borders: Design Practices between Mexico and California"

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend! I wanted to share photos from a past photography job I did for a recent AIGA Los Angeles lecture, “Creativity without Borders” with some amazing artists.

Agustín González Garza, Agustín was born and raised in Mexico City and relocated to United States to study Fine Arts and Graphic Design. He is an AIGA Fellow, has served on the AIGA national board and as president of AIGA/LA Chapter. For over 30 years, his firm Garza Group has created comprehensive branding programs in the US and Latin America for significant clients such as the country of Mexico, American Express, Mexico City, Reichmann International, and the City of Los Angeles, among others.

Jorge Gracia
Jorge Gracia is an Architect based in Tijuana, Founder and principal of GRACIASTUDIO; Recipient of multiple awards and recognition within the practice of architecture, including “Design Vanguard” from Architectural Record, Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York and “Best of the best” from Red Dot Awards in Germany. Founder of “Escuela Libre de Arquitectura” a School of Architecture based on Tijuana’s red light District.

Sami Hayek
Hayek is a Mexican designer based in Los Angeles with the believe that the spaces and objects people interact with, have a direct effect on one’s health and behavior. As a response to this philosophy, for over 20 years he has been designing and making projects in different scales and disciplines, with the intention to create a more joyful and healthier way of living. As a continuation to this thought, he has engaged the artisans of remote communities in Mexico to teach them how to use their skills and traditional materials to make High-end design rather than folk art.

Rebeca Méndez
Rebeca Méndez is an award winning artist, designer, tenured UCLA Design Media Arts professor (serving as CounterForce Lab director — a research and fieldwork studio for art, design and environment) and leads Rebeca Méndez Studio LA. An AIGA Medalist, Rebeca has been featured in countless museums, is a highly sought after speaker and used her skills/art to produce positive social change for the world. Her interests and initiatives are a bridge between art, design and science, and demonstrate a commitment to the environment and a sustainable future.

Some of the photos from this event are below in the gallery for your viewing!

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My day at the 2018 Fit Expo in San Diego, CA

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from last Saturday at the Fit Expo in San Diego, CA. This expo is like the others that are held at vast areas of the US and the biggest ones is usually in Los Angeles in the beginning of the year. This was the first one that was held in sunny San Diego at their convention center. It was a nice experience at this one which had a few nice booths including Legendary Foods, Monster Energy, Zevia, supplements, clothing brands and much more. I saw a few people including fit mom Samantha Sage and fitness model Victoria Fit whom I met for the first time. Great seeing them both. I also received samples as well. Some photos are attached. Have a great day everyone.

With fit mom Samantha Sage at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got to get a photo together. Looking forward to working together again in the upcoming weeks.

With fit mom Samantha Sage at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got to get a photo together. Looking forward to working together again in the upcoming weeks.

At the Legendary Foods booth and @ VictoriaFit _ from Instagram at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got a complimentary Butter. Thank you.

At the Legendary Foods booth and @VictoriaFit_ from Instagram at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got a complimentary Butter. Thank you.


Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I worked again with the lovely fit mom Samantha Sage and her beautiful son Levi this past Saturday. It was my third time working with Samantha since our first one from the early summer. We shot near the Torrey Pines, CA area, a few miles away from Solana Beach, CA. We captured beautiful photos of the both of them working out and hiking together. I shot their morning together till the rain started since it was overcast weather that morning. We took a risk on shooting due to the weather conditions. I did pack light for this shoot due to the weather conditions and still shot great photos and some video content of them together. It was fun hanging out with the both of them again and captured some good stuff. Can't wait to show some edited content from this shoot soon. Have a great week!  

Joe Mikoli, Freelance Graphic Designer and a published photographer

Joe Mikoli is an experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with over a decade of extensive hands-on expertise and a published photographer in Southern California.

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New design work for EJ's Party Rentals

Wow, can't believe we are halfway in the 2018 year already. Time sure flies by.  I wanted to share some new design work consisting of a flier for a new and upcoming party planning rentals business that has been around for almost a year already. They are EJ's Party Rentals from the Los Angeles, CA area which has great prices on their packages for your parties. Be sure to check them out on Facebook at and contact them for your party rentals needs.  Have a great weekend everyone! 



My Friday - May 25th 2018

Good morning! I'm up early in the morning making a new blog entry.  Hope all of you are enjoying your holiday weekend so far.  I saw the new film, "Solo: A star wars story" on Friday and it was better than I expected.  I was thought it was not going to be that good due to some reviews I read about it. Yes, it had great action and a surprise cameo by a familiar Star Wars character from the Star Wars Universe. I recommend it if you are a Star Wars fan.  Currently, working on design projects for few clients and editing past photos today while I enjoy this holiday weekend.  Cheers everyone! 

Giving a thumbs up to the new film, "Solo". Picture taken May 25, 2018.

Giving a thumbs up to the new film, "Solo". Picture taken May 25, 2018.

WELCOME, I'm Joe Mikoli !

Hello world! 

My name is Joe Mikoli, graphic designer and a photographer from sunny Southern California. Thank you for checking out my first blog. Please bare with me as I am new to this blogging platform. I am looking forward to sharing stories of my lifelong journey and glimpses of my latest work within graphic design and photography in this blog I've created. In the meantime, please check out my graphic design and photography work consisting of my best pieces of work.  If you have questions or would like to inquire services, please let me know. I would be happy to assist.

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Joe Mikoli 

Joe Mikoli, graphic designer and photographer. Photo by Anel Raj

Joe Mikoli, graphic designer and photographer. Photo by Anel Raj