Hi, I'm Joseph Woods

I am a recent graduate from Ringling College of Art & Design, with a Bachelor's Degree in Motion Design, and a Minor Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging. 
My artistic journey began in my early childhood. Entire days were spent sketching pictures, looking through books, and watching cartoons, hoping that someday, I would be able to become a professional illustrator or animator, and be able to share the images in my head with the people around me. At the age of 17, I was hired for my first job—it was just a checkout position at a local supermarket, until one day, when I heard that the in-store sign painter was relocating. I applied for the position the same day, and became a weekend sign painter. I immediately fell in love with the process of putting hand-painted text into creative layouts, using different shapes and colors to spark different modes of appeal, and then having my works placed out in the open for public display. It was my first step into the field of Design.
When enrolling at Ringling College, I had  decided to work toward fine-tuning the talent for design that I had always been recognized for. During my first semester, however, I discovered a field combining the components of Graphic Design with my ongoing love of animation: Motion Design. 
I became immersed in the excitement of seeing my designs come to life, with the power to gain attention and spark emotions. I immediately requested a change of majors, and have officially found my true calling. 
I am currently working from my in-home studio in Ocala, Florida, and am available for online or on-site work commissions.