Joseph – Uptown

My name is Joseph and I’m an artist who returned to NYC this year to pursue music; more recently I had been supporting myself almost exclusively as a freelance Illustrator for the past several years. I’m a highly creative and sensitive individual who enjoys singing, writing music and poetry, creating visual art. When I’m not working I love to meditate, watch films, read, go to live shows and explore the city.

I grew up in Chicago and later moved to Maryland as a teenager. I visited NYC in 2008 on an art assignment and loved it so much that I moved here almost exactly one year later. At the tail-end of 2012, I left the city for a six-year sojourn in Austin TX before eventually returning here in February of 2019; I was always intent on coming back because I feel such a pull to this metropolis.
I grew up with my own pups and cats and have always been good with animals. While living in Austin I considered becoming a dog walker to supplement my income, but it was not feasible since I didn’t have a car. I did, however, manage to land a sweet temporary job as a dog bather while I was in Texas – I found it to be serene and ideal for my personality. Upon returning to NYC this year, I knew that I needed to find steady work, and I didn’t want to go back into the administrative field which I feel effectively divorced from. I still wanted to find a
way to work with animals and RuffCity has been fantastic! As an animal lover, I consider this job to be a privilege and I am eager to bond with your critters! I understand how precious one’s love for their pet is and I strive to be their best closest friend and walking buddy while you’re away earning the big bucks 🙂