Miracletwentyone
Art Direction & Photography of Joseph Gonzalez

About

I currently work as an in-house creative for the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. I also freelance under the alias Miracletwentyone and I own Blackbean Photography. I am a Christian, an artist, father of 3, lucky husband and truly love Northwest Indiana and giving back. 

I've founded and manage the Insight Design Conference, with the help of Kevin Bruinsma. I am the author of Over Here: A collection of NWI Creatives and creator of Creative Block.

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In some shape or form, design has always been a part of me. I can’t remember a time when the creative arts haven’t flowed through my veins - first out of necessity - now a trained skill. 

I've managed to craft this love for the arts into a profession and have been blessed to do so for more than decade. 

I currently work as a Senior Art Director at +WeCreate Media. I also freelance under the alias Miracletwentyone and I own Blackbean Photography. I am a struggling Christian, an artist, father of 3, lucky husband and truly love Northwest Indiana and giving back. 

I've co-founded and help manage the Insight Design Conference, with Kevin Bruinsma. Lastly I am the author of Over Here: A collection of NWI Creatives


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What is the story behind the name?

Our first son is named Meryck and he was born several weeks premature. I believe life itself is a miracle and so we called him Miracle as a nickname and he was born on the 21st. 


FEATURED ARTIST

SPEAKING

  • Chicago Sculpture International - Your Presence
  • Valparaiso University - Talent vs Skills
  • Ignite Chicago - I Use People
  • Ivy Tech, Valparaiso Campus - 5 Sides to a Project
  • Valparaiso University - Creative Matter
  • Hannover Central - My Story
  • Purdue University Calumet - Lemonade and Sugar
  • INsight Design Conference - Green Eggs and Ham
  • INsight Design Conference - Creative Information
  • George Rogers Clark High School - Good, Better, Best

INTERVIEWS

SHOWINGS

  • The Lee E. Dulgar Gallery - 2010
  • The Dorthea Thiel Gallery - 2010
  • The CAC - 2011
  • Pixel Gallery - 2012
  • The Brauer Museum - 2012
  • Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts - 2013
  • Hammond Art Center - 2 shows - 2013
  • Valparaiso Welcome Center Gallery - 2013
  • Purdue University Calumet - 2014
  • Porter County Museum - 2015
  • Hammond Arts Center - 2015
  • Rusted Oak - 2016
  • Fluid Coffee Shop - 2016
  • Valpo Pop-up Artist - 2016

AWARDS