MY EVENING AT THE BOOK TOUR FOR "100 SIDE HUSTLES" BY CHRIS GUILLEBEAU

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!

My design and photography work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com . Work with me today!

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. https://losangeles.aiga.org/event/creativity-without-borders-design-practices-between-mexico-and-usa/

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!

I am available to photograph your next event. My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com .

MY DAY AT THE 2019 LOS ANGELES FIT EXPO

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from this Sunday at the Fit Expo in Los Angeles, 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 is the largest expo on the West Coast. I saw a few familiar people including Angelique Boydston & Kelechi Opara and new ones including Dana Lynn Kaye of Devotion Nutrition. Great seeing them all. I also received samples as well at a variety of booths. Some photos are attached from my time there. Have a great day everyone.

You can view more of my photo work on Instagram @jmikoli

VETERAN BROTHER PODCAST

Happy Thursday!

I’m starting to shatter ceilings with the art of storytelling. I want to share an audio interview i did last week with Wilson Feliz of the Veteran Brother podcast for his Episode #14. I know some of you may be interested in knowing more about me and my creative background, please take a listen anywhere you are at. The links are below for your listening pleasure!

It is my first time being in a solo interview on sharing my story of my success in the creative arts. Majority of this interview is solely based on my work within the graphic arts and photography in the health and fitness industry. Some of the areas that were discussed include my creative background, how I got started in the health and fitness industry as a graphic designer leading to becoming a photographer in the same industry, I share some my own thoughts in certain areas of both design and photography, some highlights in my creative career and much more. I hope you like what you heard in this interview. I want to thank again Wilson for giving me the opportunity of being interviewed on his podcast and sharing my story.

I also want to mention and thank James Silvas of “Be That 1% , Lisa Simone Richards, James Patrick, founder of Fitposium and his book, “Fit Business Guide” for their guidance to eliminate the fear, taking the necessary action steps and get out there to show who you are in your brand. I am looking forward to more podcast interviews in the future.

Lastly, reflecting back on the beginning of my journey on my success within the health & fitness industry as a creative talent, I am very humbled and i thank you all for being a part of it. Please let me know your thoughts if you have any on my first interview and yes i was nervous! lol

You can find Wilson on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VeteranBrotherPodcast

Blog entry: https://www.joemikoli.com/myblog/2018/11/14/veteran-brother-podcast

You can listen to this audio interview of Episode #14 with any of the following links,

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErVxyN-IOq

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/veteran-brother-podcast/id1353883482?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ib5gk7qouuh3lvvxozllrpsooca

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-630929472

Player FM: https://player.fm/series/211428

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

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.

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.

Please check out my work at www.joemikoli.com

Check out my demo reel showcasing my body of work under demo reel tab and contact me today for graphics or a photoshoot!

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 https://www.facebook.com/ejs.partyrental.5 and contact them for your party rentals needs.  Have a great weekend everyone! 

 

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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.