JoyEngine was created in 2005 to highlight good work and serve as a source of creative inspiration. Driven by an author/contributor base of like-minded creative professionals, the site is in a state of perpetual change, occasionally pausing to call attention to noteworthy ideas, individuals, and endeavors.
As JoyEngine enters its fifth year it hopes to continue to inspire, inform, and ultimately promote positive change in the world. The JoyEngine team holds the belief that access to information is one of the many factors limiting ideation and innovation. With this ideal in mind, JoyEngine strives to function as a platform for the exchange and the utilization of information.
While the content of JoyEngine spans a range of subject matter from graphic design to technology, from indy DIY fashion to contemporary art, from global events to local politics, it’s all bound by a collective consciousness. This collective consciousness shares the belief that change, while often challenging, is inevitable. That change is good and that change leads to progress – whether it be in the arts or in politics or in your own neighborhood.
Because He Likes To
Multidisciplinary designer, Rob Angermuller (better know as Lifter Baron) shares his thoughts, collects the thoughts and work of others, and curates imagery at WE LIKE TO – because he’s compelled to do so. He does this alongside the exceptionally talented designer, Celeste Prevost (also his wife) and the duo’s close friend and frequent collaborator, genius art director, designer, maker of artful things - Joshua Wills.
While WE LIKE TO is fueled by three of the most dedicated and creative individuals we’re proud to call friends, we feel it’s important to show a little extra-special love to Rob. He’s been striving to up his contributions to the trio’s site and has been succeeding. Blogging, for lack of a better term, while certainly rewarding, is a time consuming and often challenging commitment to uphold. It requires vision, belief, and a unique, selfless passion for sharing. Rob upholds his commitment to his partners, peers, and growing readership because he believes that collectively they can make a difference, create an impact, inspire, and ultimately change the world for the better.
We’ve grown as thinkers, designers, and individuals alongside Rob, Celeste, Josh, and WE LIKE TO and we’re better because of it. Sharing, unfortunately isn’t for everyone. All we have to do is look around to understand that. But, for those who’ve embraced it, the rewards can be vast. So, here’s to sharing, friendship, commitment, belief, and pursuing a true path. It’s never easy, but it’s a lot easier with good friends around.
– Local Hero type treatment by Lifter Baron for Elm And Oak