Profile

Are you looking for a writer to breathe life into your blog posts?

Do you need copy that screams to your audience?

Maybe you just need a proofreader with an eagle eye?


Hi there, I’m Joey Dean.

I’m an artist and lifestyle blogger for hire who is passionate about teaching and truly helping your readers. 

With a background in education and technical writing my specialty is cutting up complicated information into digestible pieces.

I write because I want to help others learn and succeed.

I have a passion for productivity, time-management and minimalism and showing people the healthy mindset and gratitude practices that are a part of my lifestyle.

Toadstool Illustrates is my online shop that started it all. I’ve been working as a designer and painter since 2016.

In 2019, I began publishing my writing online to share what I’ve learned while running my own business—about finding your niche, effective art business marketing and developing a healthier mindset—and to abolish the “starving artist” mentality.


The Artist Journal is dedicated to helping you and other creatives become better learners, smarter marketers and happier people.

Disover our pieces and products to help you get started! Whether it's your online business, learning to be more self-sufficient, or improve yourself — begin here!
Disover our pieces and products to help you get started! Whether it’s your online business, learning to be more self-sufficient, or improve yourself — begin here!

The Artist Journal is a place where I share my experiences as an online seller to get you started, with a well of personal experiences to draw from.

My best posts to help you get your online art business started off on the right foot:

Learn the easiest ways to figure out your niche

How I started an online brand (totally by accident!)

Build confidence in your art business with this 2-part series!


Let’s be friends!

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash

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Email me about guest posting, my editing and design services or visit my profile at Cold Strawberries Collective for more of my hiring information.

Joey Dean is an illustrator and artist lifestyle blogger.

Since starting his online art-based business in 2016, Joey has been writing educational articles to help other artists learn essential solo-preneur skills like time management and productivity and is best known for his ability to translate left-brained concepts for right-brained people.

Share his passion for comics and creative lifestyle on his blog, The Artist Journal, and catch him at @joeytoadstool across the universe.

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