Joe Perez is a freelance creative director & graphic artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. From 2008-2010, he helped curated Kanye West’s two blogs: kanyeuniversecity.com & gallery.kanyewest.com. Following this, Perez worked as the lead art director at Kanye West’s design studio, DONDA, from 2011-2016. His most notable work includes the Cruel Summer & Yeezus album covers.
Perez also contributed to the award nominated “The Life of Pablo” merchandise where he developed product ideas and designed the interior of the NYC pop-up shop. He went on to found his own studio which crafted Nicki Minaj’s “The Pink Print” album cover which was later selected as one of the 50 greatest album covers of all time by Billboard Magazine.
In 2017, Perez released his first clothing collection entitled, “MASON”. Mason is currently stocked at 11 streetwear boutiques around the world.