About Christopher Joseph
I do not remember a time when I wasn’t drawing and sketching. I began painting before the age of ten and I watch every cartoon that I could find airing on one of five broadcast channels on our analogue television. I am technically a “self-taught” artist if you are a believer that only those individuals who pay to attend an art school can hope to be a professional artist.
My early training in the visual arts gave me a significant advantage in all of my studies later in life. Art gave me the tools and skills required to observe and understand the workings of natural and man-made phenomenon all around me including mathematics and statistics, human behavior, history, mechanics, the social sciences and even chemistry and food science. These design thinking skills were indispensable in my personal journey where I leveraged these skills to become a world-class data scientist, a published economist and an industry analyst. But life is circular and I have come to the realization that I am basically a builder; I am a maker; I am a modeler. I have come home to the world of art and I am ready to focus on designing and building things people from all walks of life need and want.
My suite of skills includes:
Fine Arts with a focus on:
Acrylic, Oil and Mixed Media Painting, including Murals
Technical and Traditional Drawings in Pencil and Inks
Computer Graphics & Design
Typography (or *Legal* Graffiti)
Commercial Arts (in development)
Business Presentation Design
Brand & Logo Design
UNLEASH Creative Workshops
Creativity can empower individuals and companies alike. We are a husband and wife team with over twenty-five years of combined experience in the arts. We founded this company to provide accessible artistic workshops to businesses and individuals in Columbus and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to create a highly customized workshop for you, so if you are ready to write the next award-winning novel or view the world through a set of paints and your canvas, we are here to provide coaching, support, and guidance.
Christopher Shanahan is a data scientist and researcher by day and artist by night. With over twenty years of experience painting to order everything from abstract designs and murals to pet portraits, Chris is ready to share his unique philosophy on art and numbers with you. He believes that art can be both fun and functional.
Jen Knox is a writer and yoga instructor with over 100 publications to her credit, including venues such as NPR, The Saturday Evening Post, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She has worked as a Writers-in-Communities Director and manages the Leadership Initiative at OSU. Jen believes in the power of words to transform both individuals and organizations.