Wallpaper Wednesday with Joel Santana

A bit about Joel

Hello friends my name is Joel Santana. I was Born and raised in New York City which has been a constant influence on the dark and grittiness of most of my art style. I moved to Tampa FL years ago where I finished high school and attended IADT majoring in Graphic Design. In my 12 years experience I’ve worked worked as an in-house designer, Senior Art Director (present at Dunn & Co. Advertising) and freelance illustrator with companies like PUBLIX and Walt Disney. 

Over the past couple years I started the Madhat Creative which is a collection of my personal work as well as work that I have for sale at www.madhatco.com. I never had a business plan for this company, quite honestly I never even intended on starting it! It sort of just evolved from my passion projects and my participation at a few Comic Con shows around the country. Recently I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to revamp the MadHat Creative to focus more on my original characters and stories. You’ll find that some of my work is humorous, some of it is dark, and some are sexy. Nevertheless it is all genuine and an extension of my imagination. If you’re interested in following the new art, worlds and characters that I’ll be creating feel free to follow me on instagram @themaddhattr. Embrace the Madness my friends. 🙂

Joel will also be the guest speaker at our upcoming Dribbble meetup next Wednesday, November 30th. Check out our event page HERE for more details. Stop by for a drink and to chat with Joel and other designers in the area. See you there!