Hello & Welcome

My name is Joe Gillespie, I am an illustrator and graphic designer from Philadelphia. Since as long as I can remember I have been trying to create projects which are unique to my style of art & storytelling. 4545 Creative is the online home to these projects. Here you can find samples of my professional work, check out my self-published children’s book, browse some of my freelance projects or peek in on some work in progress via my blog. There is a little something for everyone and I hope you enjoy!

My Father Wrestles Alligators

An original children’s book based on the fantastic stories my five older brothers told me as a kid. This the true story of the crazy things brothers tell their younger siblings! Enjoy some of the tales that kept me up at night and see how I imagined everything as a six-year-old boy with five older brothers!