Joey Perry Arts was launched in 2014 on Facebook to share my art with family and friends. Over the years, it has grown in popularity for motorsports illustrations.
After launching, my first client was a sprint car organization called the Oil Capital Racing Series. I discovered them online, and introduced myself in an email. I told them about my craft, and that I needed a chance to get my drawings into the motorsports world. Ideas were tossed around, and I got invited to their awards banquet. I met local racers, promoters, other racing personnel, sold some art, and got a confidence boost that I had found a niche. After the 2015 OCRS banquet, "the rest was history". I still work with them to this day, and greatly appreciate them giving that big break to an unknown, unproven 15 year old me.
As 2015 ended and 2016 began, racers started discovering the page and sending in illustration requests. My folks started a checking account for me to utilize until I turned 18, so that I could begin selling, and learning how to market my work. I am grateful for them trusting me with that responsibility at that age. Several commissions, and recognition/shares on social media from NASCAR stars, NHRA, World of Outlaws, etc, started coming in before I was even 18. Social media has been a powerful asset to get views, and momentum. JPA is still growing one viewer, and client at a time.
Today I am running the page, and working towards a graphic design degree. December 2020, I plan to finish up my program at OSUIT, in Okmulgee Oklahoma. My objective after college, is to be working with and creating designs in some form, full-time. I can imagine my career landing in graphic design, illustration, marketing, advertising, anything that utilizes my talents. I want to create a lasting, positive impact on the sport, bigger than myself.
I envision a bright future for JPA as well. Initially, I thought of doing freelance as a stepping stone to something bigger down the road. Since then, I have come to love creating content, and the learning process of running a business. I plan to keep JPA a part of who I am, for years to come. I can hardly wait to find out what the next step is for my professional career, as well as the success of Joey Perry Arts that lays ahead; I hope you enjoy the ride!