My Name is Joe Gillespie & I am 4545 Creative

This site is home to my art, stories and even some random thoughts. Art has always been an important part of my life and as long as I can remember I have been drawing and creating stories. Whether it was during summer art classes, my time at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts or while I was studying to be a graphic designer at Hussian School of Art, visual arts have had a strong grip on me.


As a professional graphic designer, I have made a great living and have supported my family. With over 15 years of professional design experience, I am still a little amazed that the little kid drawing comic books in his childhood home’s basement is getting paid to do what he loves.


I am currently working away on my first children’s book, My Father Wrestles Alligators. You can find the Kickstarter here or check me out on social media sharing bits from the book and behind the scenes peeks of the process.

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