Hi, I am Joe Darnell. After working in video production, then publishing, I found my desire to focus on graphic design and web design. I contribute to various projects for a startup incubator in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

JoeDarnell.com is published on Squarespace, my preferred blogging platform.


Eric Rauch, Michael Minkoff and I discuss the inner depths of movies—their philosophical and cultural relevance. If you are thoughtful about movies and want more than the shallow tomato meter, this is your show. Subscribe »

I’m working to reboot Movieology’s podcast at this time to give it significant production boosts. The future is bright for this show, and I can’t wait to share it with you.


Every now and then, I want to make a video that I hope you find helpful. Here’s some highlights from my YouTube channel.

Tool Set

My primary tool is a gorgeous MacBook Pro with 15" Retina display (circa late 2012) and an iPhone 5s in Space Gray with 32 GB. I also have an iPad Air in Space Gray (ooo la-la) with 32 GB. I mostly use the iPad for reading and gaming. The MacBook is my writing and graphic design tool. The iPhone is for pocket computing on the go, of course.

I also carry a pocket knife and an excellent pair of Warby Parker glasses. For external storage, I have a WD My Passport Air. I backup with Time Machine and Backblaze.


I use a collection of iOS and Mac apps to better my writing. Some of my favorites are Byword, MindNode, Simplenote, Evernote, Scrivener, and Day One. Someone famous once said, “With great apps comes great responsibility.” It’s my aim to endlessly explore and improve my workflows and craftsmanship.

As for graphic design, I primarily use Photoshop CS6. Sometimes I’m in Illustrator or InDesign. For podcasting, I use Skype, Call Recorder, and Logic Pro X. I also know my way around Final Cut Pro X and Screenflow (my preferred screencast recorder and editor).


To get in touch with me, email me.

You should also say hi to me on Twitter.

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