"A degree in Art?! Maybe You Should Consider Community College"

These are the actual words that an educator that shall remain nameless said when I told them my aspirations of going to Bridgewater State College (now University) to pursue a degree in art.

Instead of taking the advice, I applied (and was accepted) to BSC in the fall of 1996. When that person essentially told me to lower my expectations, it did quite the opposite in me. It motivated me. And although I’ll never forget that day, I’ve never looked back.

Ever since I was a kid, I've always loved creativity.

Bio

Joe Lyons is a creative problem solver with a reputation for being hands-on with design challenges. As the owner and creative director of Boston design studio, Spin350 Creative, he has developed a massive body of work in design and music that includes 6000+ design deliverables over the past 23 years.

Joe’s expertise in design has led to speaking engagements at Apple’s landmark store in Boston, Mt. Ida College and Curry College for AIGA and press mentions on/in Boston.com, BostonMan Magazine, The Source, Okay Player, WickedLocal and more. Joe was the 2021 fall cover of InBoston Magazine, where writer David Bruce did an in-depth feature on Joe’s design career.

Joe’s awards include the 1999-2000 Bridgewater State College Event of the Year, the 2010 Main Streets Boston Business of the Year Award and the Crossen-Sullivan Award for Outstanding Support. He wrote and directed the music video “Jesus” for country music singer/songwriter Louie Bello which was chosen as a 2021 official selection by the Peachtree Village International Film Festival.

Joe’s personal brand, “Every Day is a Canvas” is an initiative that he started in 2019 to foster creativity, inspiration and collaboration, both on Instagram (@everydayisacanvas) and in-person at the Spin350 design studio. Joe has collaborated with musicians, photographers, videographers, athletes, celebrities, and more on limited edition apparel releases, give-aways of his artwork, IGLive specials, podcast appearances and various other mediums of content creation.

Since opening Spin350 in 2001, Joe has had the opportunity to work with many high profile clients including James White of the New England Patriots, Reebok, MIT, The Pan-Mass Challenge, etc. Joe has permanent design work in Harvard in the form of a lobby exhibit that designed and installed and his branding and design work have made appearances in Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon and in the Boston Garden. His work has appeared in publications including The Boston Herald, Boston Globe and Metro and on national television shows including Ch.5’s Chronicle, TNT’s Boston’s Finest, Good Morning America and Extreme Home Makeover.

Bio

Joe Lyons is a creative problem solver with a reputation for being hands-on with design challenges. As the owner and creative director of Boston design studio, Spin350 Creative, he has developed a massive body of work in design and music that includes 6000+ design deliverables over the past 23 years.

Joe’s expertise in design has led to speaking engagements at Apple’s landmark store in Boston, Mt. Ida College and Curry College for AIGA and press mentions on/in Boston.com, BostonMan Magazine, The Source, Okay Player, WickedLocal and more. Joe was the 2021 fall cover of InBoston Magazine, where writer David Bruce did an in-depth feature on Joe’s design career.

Joe’s awards include the 1999-2000 Bridgewater State College Event of the Year, the 2010 Main Streets Boston Business of the Year Award and the Crossen-Sullivan Award for Outstanding Support. He wrote and directed the music video “Jesus” for country music singer/songwriter Louie Bello which was chosen as a 2021 official selection by the Peachtree Village International Film Festival.

Joe’s personal brand, “Every Day is a Canvas” is an initiative that he started in 2019 to foster creativity, inspiration and collaboration, both on Instagram (@everydayisacanvas) and in-person at the Spin350 design studio. Joe has collaborated with musicians, photographers, videographers, athletes, celebrities, and more on limited edition apparel releases, give-aways of his artwork, IGLive specials, podcast appearances and various other mediums of content creation.

Since opening Spin350 in 2001, Joe has had the opportunity to work with many high profile clients including James White of the New England Patriots, Reebok, MIT, The Pan-Mass Challenge, etc. Joe has permanent design work in Harvard in the form of a lobby exhibit that designed and installed and his branding and design work have made appearances in Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon and in the Boston Garden. His work has appeared in publications including The Boston Herald, Boston Globe and Metro and on national television shows including Ch.5’s Chronicle, TNT’s Boston’s Finest, Good Morning America and Extreme Home Makeover.

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