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 their readers. 

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

I do what I do because of my drive to help others learn and succeed. 

I have a passion for productivity, time-management, and minimalism — as well as the healthy mindset and gratitude practices to go along with it.

Toadstool Illustrates is my online shop that started it all. I’ve been working as a designer and painter since 2016 and began writing to share my knowledge about art business marketing and a healthier artist lifestyle.


The Artist Journal is dedicated to helping you and other creative millennials become better artists, 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!

It’s 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!

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Email to hire me for my writing and editing services or visit my website for my artist portfolio!

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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