Texan / LA resident since 1993. Joel has become an award-winning set designer since attending the American Film Institute for Cinematography. His career accomplishments include cinematography for film work as well as stage directing and design. Joel's most notable awards include the Ovation, LA Weekly, NAACP and LADCC Theater Awards. He directed/designed the award winning production of The Miracle Worker at the Matrix and Edgemar Theatres and the new production of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll at the Lillian Theatre. Joel directed/designed the multi-award winning Frankenstein for Theatre Tallahassee and the epic story of Camille (Claudel) at the Greenway Arts Alliance.