Josh Wallace Creative Services
Josh Wallace is a Minneapolis-based artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who’s done everything from creating three-eyed plastic monsters and composing electronic music to designing and illustrating a children’s book series. Creativity is his passion, and he spends most of his time offering this to the world of small business.
By day, he lends his creative skills to The Metro Super Saver, helping their many local Twin Cities clients grow and prosper. “Working with Super Saver has given me a ton of intimate opportunities to meet directly with enthusiastic business owners,” he says. “It’s really exciting to be able to get behind the scenes of these people’s accomplishments and help push them further!”
For Wallace, the inventing industry is another area of small business with amazing clients. “I’ve gotten to try out some really cool products that seem like they should have already been invented!” For years, his tools and experience have helped countless inventors with logo design, brochures, product illustration, photography, packaging design, web graphics, and more.
"A lot goes into each graphic design project, advertising campaign and illustration because smart, well thought out ideas don't usually come out of nowhere. Client communication, research and brainstorming work together towards the solution. Every client is different: their projects, their expectations, their audience... they all vary in so many different ways. Everyone deserves careful attention and a unique approach towards their visual solution."
He continues to expand his skills with video editing, animation, and motion graphics. "Video content has become an important medium, so the demand for these types of skills is there. It's been a blast learning motion graphics. I am excited to put together a demo reel and share it here on my website when I get to that point."
Interests and Specialties
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ADVERTISING:
ART AND ILLUSTRATION:
Links to my social media, clients, friends, colleagues, and resources that I reference.
My Youtube channel with some of my original music, audio and video editing for clients, goofy projects, and more.
FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, AND CLIENTS
My wife Etsy shop with handmade needlefelted art dolls, animals, plants, and more.
Secrets of Successful Inventing: From Concept to Commerce
This book is an all-in-one guide that addresses the critical issues that beginning inventors might fail to even consider. Pieced together by editor, Edith G. Tolchin, I wrote the chapter about graphic design for inventors.
I am part of this collective that is dedicated to helping prepare inventors to launch their products into the market place.
Edith G. Tolchin, “The Sourcing Lady”, links U.S. inventors with Asian manufacturers and hires me for logos, packaging work and more.
I was the illustrator and graphic designer for this children's book series that celebrates multicultural history.
RESOURCES AND INSPIRATION
A favorite art magazine devoted to the most dynamic, unconventional and, innovative work.
Communication Arts Magazine, the premier source of inspiration for everyone involved in visual communication.