Since 1999, starting at a very young age, I have been helping churches, schools, musicians, record labels, radio stations and more with their audible and visual-related needs including website design and development, graphic design/art, business print promotion, audio/video editing, production, marketing, and more. Despite this never being a full-time operation by any means, I did it to help those on tight budgets and because I simply enjoyed doing it. Since the beginning, it has been a large learning curve and I continue to learn new things every time I sit down and work on something. My experience is rather broad because I enjoy trying new things. I've done everything from manufacturing print works to selling print jobs to corporate companies and schools. I've filmed hundreds of events, one which included working side-by-side with the crew from ABC's 20/20. I've edited and created various types of film for local promotion. I co-founded an online independent musician promotional business and served as the administrator and online manager. I also have created and edited tons of audio-related items including public service announcements, radio station identifications, live shows, interviews, and much more.
What a lot of people find unique is that I didn't go to school for any of this. I actually graduated from Nichols College with a BSBA (major in Management and a minor in Marketing). My dream is to own my own business in the automotive industry. I've contributed very little thus far to the automotive world and have previously focused on the music industry. Despite it being a lot of fun, as with any entrepreneur, I like to explore new things, whether I be doing music-related stuff while I do it or not.
PASSION MEETS DESIGN
My previous tag lines were "You never know what you'll find, so just look..." and "Just think." Since I'm bringing "WILD4GSUS Designs" into a new light under "5pt0Joe.com," I've decided to create a new marketing tag line. Although I've been exposed to doing work in various areas, my passion has always been cars. I wanted to integrate my passion with my design work, thus creating "Passion Meets Design."
MUSTANG ADDICT AT HEART
For those unfamiliar with how the website name came about, "5pt0Joe" is a combination of "5.0" (representing the 5.0L engine) and my name. Yes, as clearly shown in my logo and website design, Mustangs are really my passion in the automotive industry. As a lover of them from an early age, I was destine to own one... a loud one! My neighbor had an '83 Mustang that I simply adored. When I got my license, I was given the opportunity to own a 2.3L (4-cylinder) Mustang but insisted on getting a 5.0L (8-cylinder). Shortly after getting my first vehicle ('88 Bronco II), I got an '88 Mustang LX 5.0L convertible. Yes I enjoyed it, but my addiction grew, as did the amount of cars I had. I have owned as many as nine at a time, but what has really changed my Mustang addiction is owning my first Special Service Package Mustang police car. As I set out to own an all black 5.0 GT hatch, I came across my '90 Texas DPS 1550 miles away from me in KS, but I had to have it! Since then, yes, owning other Mustangs is still fun, but not nearly as fun as owning an SSP... or several, as now I'm up to four!