Joel graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and soon established a commercial studio in Denver, Colorado. For over 30 years, he has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and companies around the globe, helping clients such as Abbot Labs, AT&T, Canon, the Denver Broncos, Comcast, Kodak, Mary Kay, Procter & Gamble, Sony -- and this impressive list goes on.
Joel’s work has taken him to every state in the U.S. and over 50 countries, and his workshop and lectures continually have him traveling around the world. He has been named one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and also a Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer. Not to be outdone, Adobe selected Joel as one of their Photoshop Feature Artists. His teaching assignments, much like his projects, reads as a Who’s Who List and includes Adobe Max, CreativeLive, Framed Network, Imaging USA, Galitz School of Photography – Tel Aviv, Brooks Institute of Photography and many more. Joel produced a 60-print solo exhibition at the Smithsonian American History museum and also authored and produced his own coffee table book which, to no surprise, won a number of photographic and design awards. Joel Grimes is truly a legend in his own time and to be in his audience is an experience not to be forgotten.