Updated: Feb 25, 2020
I first want to say thank you so much for stoping by to take a look at my website! My name is Josey Depew and I am a graphic artist located in the Kansas City, MO area. I have grown up in Missouri, and come April, I will actually be moving to Fort Campbell, KY with my husband! Throughout my 24 years of life, I have tried numerous different things. I did dance when I was very little, lip-sync competitions, rodeo, tried one year of basketball (did NOT go well), singing (including performing and touring with a band), and now graphic design.
I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO in 2018 with a degree in Graphic Technologies and an emphasis in Graphic Design. My love for designing began late, during my senior year of high school. I decided to take a multi-media class and loved every bit of it, thus deciding what I wanted to get a degree in. Now, Graphic Technologies is not strictly Graphic Design and is a degree that not every university offers. With my degree, I learned the different printing processes, how files should be prepped and what format to send them in, the correct color profiles to use, and so much more.
Since my sophomore year of college, I have worked for an amazing print shop in the same town as UCM. I started as a screen printer and gradually worked my way up to being the Production Manager. Within all that time, I learned the skills of all things screen printing while also gaining a lot of experience in design. Along the way, I also took an internship with Sodexo, creating event fliers, miscellaneous advertisements, logos and so much more. Working for these two companies, I have learned so much and have grown so much both from a design stand point and from a professional stand point.
Outside of work, I live with my husband Derek and we have a corgi named Opry (which is why you will probably see a lot of corgi graphics, haha!). Opry is named after the Grand Ole Opry, referring back to my country roots and my love of country music. Derek and I met my sophomore year of college while he was studying for his Psychology degree. Fast forward through his undergraduate graduation, him commissioning into the US Army then receiving an education delay to attend law school, my undergraduate graduation, then Derek's Law school graduation, on June 1, 2019, we got married and had the most dreamy wedding (insert hearts here). Since then, Derek has returned to his duty as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army and is currently in Charlottesville, VA finishing up his schooling with the Army.
I wanted to create this website to allow myself a way to express myself and for clients to get to know me a little better. I don't want to just be the person you communicate with through emails. I want to get to know my clients and be the best I can be for them, which I feel like that means you need to get to know your client; learn their style, likes and dislikes, preferences and so on. So, check back to keep up with the crazy life that the Army will bring us and to see what crazy idea I will come up with next!