Creative Director, Riverview Church [August 2013 – Present]

  • Brand Manager, Graphic Design, Set Design, Social Media.

Owner, Joshua Michels Creative [Aug 2011 – Present]

  • Wedding, Engagement, Portrait, and Event photography
  • Video – lighting, shooting, editing, product delivery. Client interaction.

Videographer for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State university [Jan 2012 – May 2013]

  • Carried out shooting, conducting of interviews, editing, and graphic elements within the brand standards of MSU.
  • View “First Year” video campaign HERE.

Teacher’s Assistant under professor Bob Albers at Michigan State university [Jan 2012 – Dec 2012]

  • Graded the effectiveness of storytelling in digital mediums.
  • Course: Story, Sound, and Motion.

Performer with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra [Sep 2007 – May 2009]

  • Cellist in professional, regional symphony.


Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Technology, Dec 2012

  • Michigan State University
  • Concentration in Television, Cinema and Radio. Specialization in Design.
  • Supplemental coursework in drawing, painting, ceramics.
  • Minor in Spanish.
  • Honors College. GPA 3.6


Associate Producer on “Elderly Instruments: All Things Strings”

  • Filmed portions of the documentary. Led production in the finals stages of post production.
  • Handled credit design on this feature length documentary directed by Michigan filmmaker Bob Albers.
  • View trailer.

Branding and web presence for Doug Mains & the City Folk

  • Design and implementation of logo and tagline for this Michigan based folk band.
  • Total web design and maintenance.

Branding, web presence, and Producer for “Thrive With Less”

  • Design and implementation of logo for this feature length documentary.
  • Scheduled shoots, fronted post production work, handled communication with film festivals and press sources.

Poster design for local musicians

  • Freelance design work focusing on local musical performances.


  • Photography [Canon DSLR primarily, posing, editing, external flash, client interaction and delivery]
  • Video [Canon DSLR primarily, cinematography, lighting, audio, conducting interviews, editing]
  • Illustrator [Proficient knowledge of tracing, drawing, turning images/logos into vectors]
  • Photoshop [Proficient in photo touch up and recreation, proficient knowledge of output formats]
  • WordPress [Comfortable in WP environment, knowledge of theme modification] [Limited PHP knowledge]
  • HTML/CSS/PHP [Understanding of language and how to write] [Limited experience in coding from scratch]
  • Hand Illustration [Proficient in hand-rendered text. Pen, pencil, charcoal.


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