BROCHURE GRAPHICS FOR LIFT FITNESS

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.

Contact me today at www.joemikoli.com if you are interested in getting a brochure designed and printed for your business or please share to a friend who does! If you have questions and inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am here to serve you for your business needs. Thank you.


MY DAY AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS FESTIVITIES FOR KAISER PERMANENTE

Had a nice Saturday morning at Cal State University, Long Beach assisting the Kaiser Permanente booth with carnival games for the annual Special Olympics. It was my first time volunteering for this type of event and it was fun. Great seeing some of the athletes who competed yesterday and had a nice time playing our games. Our games consisted of bean bag toss, jenga, and tossing balls in the bottle with prizes consisting of sunglasses, keychains and bags. Overall, everyone received a prize for participating and winning the games. We also captured a photo with Mickie and Minnie mouse at the Disney booth before we wrapped up our day! Good times!!! Thank you!

Volunteering for the 2019 Special Olympics with Kaiser Permanente 6-8-2019

Volunteering for the 2019 Special Olympics with Kaiser Permanente 6-8-2019

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!

PHOTO PUBLISHED IN POPSUGAR FITNESS WITH LEANNA BAUCUM

Happy Thursday!

I was happy to hear that one of clients, Leanna Baucum whom I worked with for design work and some photography was recently published on the PopSugar Fitness website. She talked about her Weight-Loss Transformation story where she discussed what she went through to get where she is at today for her current physique . She is a certified personal trainer in Texas. One of my photos of her was published to showcase her current physique during her fitness transformation journey. It is always a pleasure working with her and very happy to see her story seen by many people. Congrats again Leanna. Very happy for you! Thank you Pop Sugar and Leanna.

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/30-Pound-Postpartum-Weight-Loss-Transformation-45757410?utm_campaign=mobile_share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=popsugar&fbclid=IwAR1q4mAi8GvDboyXX0VAZ4ENOaV_zXtfMg6fwNCpi8eoPRgpyG_f1VT4MEE

PHOTOS WITH FITMOM AND LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great new year so far! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and life coach Courtney Tillia from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. They were all photographed in the late afternoon and the sunset! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Thursday!! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn. We shot at Pacific beach last year in the month of September with variety of swimsuits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Jennifer Dawn is at https://www.instagram.com/jenniferdawnpro

Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with the amazing fitness model, fit mom and life coach Courtney Tillia. We shot at Playa Del Rey beach last year in the month of November with variety of outfits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Courtney Tillia is at https://www.instagram.com/courtneytillia

Thank you.

PHOTOS WITH CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER MARISSA REMY

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and certified personal trainer Marissa Remy from photoshoots we did this past year. In one of the photoshoots, she was preparing for a fitness competition on the east coast and her physique looked flawless for the stage. They were all photographed in the morning before the sun arrived! Hope you like the photography work using natural light. Thanks.

My day at the Los Angeles Zoo Lights

Happy Sunday everyone!  I wanted to share my opening night visit from a few days ago from LA Zoo lights at the Los Angeles Zoo. This event showcases a variety of colored lights for a nice nighttime holiday light experience throughout the zoo. The opening night had a few special guests such as a tv actor and a baseball player speaking about the Zoo lights. This event is usually shown during the holiday season. I also captured variety of nighttime photos with my DSLR camera. I had a nice time with some photos are attached. I do recommend attending and checking it out if you are a fan of holiday lights. Does anyone have recommendations on other beautiful holiday lighting shows?

You can view more of my photography work on Instagram at www.instagram.com/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.O SWIMWEAR PHOTOSHOOT

Happy Wednesday! Reflecting upon a recent photoshoot I shot last weekend with personal trainer Nicole Zapoli and others for a swimwear line called MY.O Swimwear. I met Nicole last spring of 2017 during a event for Jeanette Ortega for her new book, “The little Black Book of Fitness” where she one of the co-authors for it. We remained in touch online since we met in the spring. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Carlsbad, CA at the New Village Arts theatre in the San Diego area. We shot in the mid afternoon using all natural light and some flash for fill for both indoors and outdoors. I used my Nikon d750 with my 28-300 lenNik with my Flashpoint Evolv 200 for fill flash. We captured overall nice photos with the fellow models with the swimsuits in a variety of spots around the location we were at including a railroad station. They were all fun to work with. I attached a few photos from the this event. Looking forward to doing it again!

Picture highlights are below…

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Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

PHOTOS WITH PROSUPPS SPONSORED ATHLETE MARTA WOODKOWSKI

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model & competitor and Prosupps sponsored athlete Marta Woodkowski from a photoshoot from early 2018. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you.

You can view more of my work at on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli

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.

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH CPT HALEY KATE

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Calabasas, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a monolight. We captured beautiful photos highlighting her beautiful physique in a few outfits. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS MODEL MAURI REYENE

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope your day is going great. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and personal trainer Mauri Reyene from a past photoshoot in the San Fernando Valley. She was great to work with. She was published in both Oxygen and BFW magazines. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!

PHOTOS WITH SPONSORED ATHLETE CRISTINA SAWH

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and Prosupps sponsored athlete Cristina Sawh from a summer photoshoot. She was in the Southern California area preparing for a fitness competition in San Diego and her physique looked flawless for the stage. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!

MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH PERSONAL TRAINER HALEY KATE

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pasadena, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a speedlight. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of outfits including fitness and fashion. We captured some great photos highlighting her physique and had an opportunity to shoot with a pet dog named Langston who got in the photoshoot with Haley for little bit. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Personal Trainer Haley Kate, dog Langston and I after a finished photoshoot in Pasadena, CA

Personal Trainer Haley Kate, dog Langston and I after a finished photoshoot in Pasadena, CA

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

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My day at the 2018 Mr. Olympia expo!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from this Saturday at Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas, NV. It is an annual fitness competition for IFBB Pros and other competitors (international fitness bodybuilding) which it is usually held in the month of September. I got to meet a few people I know in the fitness industry and received a lot of free products from other booths including Optinum Nutrition, Stevia, Bang Energy and more. I got to see IFBB Pro Marisa Woo, Kelechi Opara, creator of the Nutritionist+ app & sponsored athlete of Optinum Nutrition, Jodi Tiahrt of Crave Bars, Stacey Naito and more. I have attached a few photos from this event. Hope you like them. Have a great day.

My photoshoot with Bootoga creator and Personal Trainer Jeanette Ortega

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from this Sunday with personal trainer and Bootoga creator Jeanette Ortega. We have both shot together a few times and this time was another great shoot in the area of Simi Valley, CA at Santa Susana park. We shot in the late morning using a speedlight and the magsphere diffuser. We captured great photos in variety of yoga exercises such as the one shown in this blog entry. Jeanette is always fun to work with. Can't wait to show some pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega