imageBorn under a full moon and raised by a pack of one-eyed circus wolves, Joe Latimer was destined to be artful. Ever since he was a young boy, Joe has been creating art and design that raises an emotional response from anyone around him. He has aspired to be a bit of a bellwether in all of his pursuits for perfection. Lets just say that he has been blasting down the visionary tracks of life like a hood ornament on a freight train of creativity for quite some time now.

Mr. Latimer has dipped his passionate paws in several ponds of production, such as drawing, painting, design, printmaking, and digital media to name a few. He is communication of knowledge and ideas, poetry and action fused together, the creative urge to transform culture through art and design, the collective changing of identity, a contemplating mind of grand concepts. Joe is on a mission to evolve the world through his craft. Pumped with a mutant innovativeness and imagination, flaunting his abnormality, wagging his weirdness, carving away pieces of his self, his old self, to get rid of fear based hang-ups for a victim of a victims society.

Three passions have governed his life; the longing for meaningful relationships, the search for knowledge, and uncontrollable desire to express his self through art and music. He’s cool like the back of your pillow and easy like Sunday morning. He has wished to understand the hearts and minds of people. He wishes to know why the stars shine. More than anything he has dreamed of the day when he builds a creative laboratory and performs artistic experiments for days on end to share with the world.

A search for understanding fills Joe’s mind with constant questions. His purpose on this earth is a burning entity in the pit of his stomach, constantly driving him forward. The golden rule has been his guidance and providing a helping hand has been his warmth. The journey he must travel is yet to be revealed, or perhaps he is already walking the path, it is his purpose to be creative and expressive through art, music, motion, and design that sparks his internal fire. He longs one day to return to the circus and run with the one-eyed wolves.

Education

Full Sail University

Media Design Master of Fine Arts, Digital Art and Design 2011

Bachelor of Science, Digital Art and Design 2008
・Course Directors Awards of Excellence in Digital Media Assembly
・Course Directors Award of Excellence in Digital Art and Design

Associate of Science, Digital Media 2006
・Course Directors Award of Excellence in Digital Media

Honors & Awards

33rd Annual Telly Awards April 2012
・Bronze Telly Award of Excellence presented to Joe Latimer for Short Format Documentary titled “Nitti Cues”

32rd Annual Telly Awards December 2011
・Bronze Telly Award of Excellence presented to Joe Latimer for Online Content Development titled “Fixation”

30th Annual Telly Awards May 2009
・Bronze Telly Award of Excellence presented to Joe Latimer for Online Content Development titled “Identity Theft”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies.