CONGRATULATIONS, JOE WORLEY!
The winner of the Emprise Bank Riverfest 2018 Poster & Button Artwork Contest is a freelance designer and illustrator and a member of Brickmob, a Wichita-based artist collective active in the community.
Daniel Josef Worley, 33, has been drawing and creating ever since he could pick up a pencil. His first sketchbook took the form of a school-issued day planner. He attended Wichita Northwest High School and filled his course schedule with every art class that his elective requirements would allow. He continued to study art at Butler Community College, is a graduate of the graphic design program at Wichita State University and has worked at several local design companies.
He engages in a wide variety of artistic endeavors, including logo design, digital illustration, video game art, sprite animation and the occasional tattoo. He also enjoys oil painting and doing caricatures in Old Town Square. Notable examples of his art include the Wichita State University challenge coins given to all WSU graduates, which he designed while a student there, and the “Maker Madness” mural that adorns the south side of The Workroom on Cleveland Street between 1st and Douglas. Commissioned under the banner of Brickmob, the mural was designed by Worley, and painted with the help of the Brickmob crew community members during the Douglas Design District’s Avenue Art Days mural crawl.
“I love to create and share my creations with the world,” said Worley. “Having my art selected to be the imagery for this year's Riverfest is a truly awesome and humbling experience.”